In Nova Scotia common law couples can register as domestic partners, which gives you some of the same rights as a married couple. But for better protection, you should have a Cohabitation Agreement in place.
A cohabitation agreement covers such things as:
- the ownership of assets,
- how the couple's children will be raised,
- how bills and debts will be paid,
- what will happen with the children, the debts, and the property if the couple splits up.
Before signing this Agreement, you and your partner must each get independent legal advice from a lawyer. The form includes a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice for each party.
Don't take a chance that your marital rights will not be covered by provincial or federal laws. Get the Nova Scotia Cohabitation Agreement and put it all in writing.
Last Updated: 22-March-2021