Legal and Valid Separation Agreements – Step by Step
After separation, there are only two ways finalize things with your ex under Ontario Family Law:
1. by way of a court order, or
2. with a separation agreement.
Almost everyone uses a separation agreement and avoids having terms imposed on the spouses and children by a Family Court Judge. But, to have a valid separation agreement, whether it be about Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony or Property Division, separating spouses have to follow certain rules and take certain steps – even if when they are working with a mediator. In this segment on To Your Success TV, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains what to do to have a separation agreement that will stand up so you only have to divorce your ex once – and not over and over again because her or she does not like the agreement any more.