Newfoundland Cohabitation Agreement
Common law couples do not have the same rights as married couples under Newfoundland law. To make sure your rights are protected, download this Cohabitation Agreement for Newfoundland and Labrador.
- A cohabitation agreement is permitted under the Family Law Act. It gives you and your partner the opportunity to set out in writing what your rights and obligations to each other are.
- You can decide what happens to assets that the two of you purchase jointly, if the relationship comes to an end.
- The agreement sets out what each partner's responsibilities will be with respect to raising and caring for the children, and paying the household debts.
- Since common law spouses do not have matrimonial property rights under provincial law, this agreement covers that as well.
- Both partners must get independent legal advice from a lawyer before signing the agreement. The form includes a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice that the lawyer must complete.
Get your copy of the Newfoundland and Labrador Cohabitation Agreement and be sure that your spousal rights are protected.