glossary

domestic contract

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A domestic contract is a written document that you and your partner can make that says how you will deal with your issues while you are together or at the end of your relationship. For example, you can say how much spousal support one partner will pay the other if they separate. A domestic contract might be called something else, including:

  • a cohabitation agreement if it was made before or while you were living together, and you and your partner aren't married
  • a marriage contract if it was made before you were married and you were planning to marry at the time, or after you got married
  • a separation agreement if it was made after you've separated from your partner
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