Saskatchewan Cohabitation Agreement
After 2 years of living together, common law couples in Saskatchewan have the same rights and obligations under the law as married couples. You can change that by signing a Cohabitation Agreement.
- A cohabitation agreement gives you a chance to establish who owns what property. For instance, each partner would continue to own the assets that they owned when they entered the relationship.
- Any property jointly acquired by the parties would be divided equally between them if the relationship ends, or would be sold and the sale proceeds split evenly.
- The Agreement contains a provision that each partner is responsible for his or her own debts and financial obligations.
- The partners will be jointly responsible for raising, supporting and caring for any children they have together.
- Before signing the Agreement, you and your partner must get independent legal advice from a lawyer. A Certificate of Independent Legal Advice for each party is included as part of the document, and must be signed by the lawyer.
The Saskatchewan Cohabitation Agreement allows you and your common law partner to determine what your obligations are, which can be different from those conferred by provincial law.