separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements

Separation Agreements

  • Most couples are able to resolve the issues arising from their separation, whether they be parenting concerns or financial issues, by negotiation with the assistance of lawyers.  These agreements are incorporated into a document called a Separation Agreement that is legally enforceable.  

Marriage Contracts or Cohabitation Agreements

A cohabitation agreement or marriage contract can override what would otherwise govern property division upon separation.   A cohabitation agreement or marriage contract can also supersede spousal support rights or obligations, although a court can disregard an agreement regarding spousal support in limited circumstances.  A cohabitation agreement automatically becomes a marriage contract if you should marry.

We can help with Agreements

We can assist you in all aspects of the preparation of these agreements from negotiation to drafting.   We can provide you with legal advice on any contract that you have entered into with your spouse.  

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skills, understanding and experience

Kelly Jordan has extensive skills and expertise in all areas of family law. She has a reputation for her abilities as a tough advocate for challenging cases but also for her abilities to maintain and pursue fairness by way of mediation and alternate dispute resolution

If you are seeking solid experience of a lawyer who is both understanding and skilled, contact Kelly or her law clerk Liz to set up an appointment.

Kelly recently contributed
a chapter on family property
rights for cohabitants
to the newest publication
on Ontario family property law..
To order a copy of this text,
click below.

Property Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law


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Testimonials

"Kelly Jordan is highly skilled in her specialized area of reproductive law. Having working in the field of third party reproduction for over 20 years, it is essential to my business that I refer clients to lawyers who are as empathetic as they are qualified. Kelly Jordan and the members of her firm are such people. Her work is a wonderful compliment to the services I provide and the feedback I receive from clients I have referred to her, has always been very positive. Whether a client needs a contract drafted or a legal declaration done, I am always confident services will be provided in a timely manner and with the utmost skill and compassion. I am pleased to work with Jordan Battista and would not hesitate in sending my clients to her.

Joanne Wright, President, Canadian Surrogacy Options

Just a quick note to say thank you. I know we had a few battles along the way but I have to credit you and your office for managing my file in a professional, expedient and economically beneficial manner. Your personal, yet matter of fact way of approaching a very difficult situation was quite outstanding and progressive. Though I would never want to find myself in a similar situation, it good to know your firm is only a phone call away.

I.W., A Family Law Client

"For being the past Chair of the family law section of the CBA. I am impressed with all the work you do for the profession. ”

A Family Law Colleague

"Thank you for your expertise, guidance and support over the past couple of years. It is such a relief to have this issue behind me."

J.D., A Family Law Client