Cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts (which are also sometimes called prenuptial agreements) are domestic contracts that people use to protect their interests when entering into a spousal relationship. These contracts outline each party’s rights and responsibilities in the relationship, and define their intentions regarding these rights and responsibilities. For instance, a domestic contract can be used to clarify, extend, or restrict such rights and obligations as spousal support or property rights in the event the relationship fails.


In order for a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement to be legally binding, it must satisfy the requirements as outlined under the Family Law Act. Any time you are entering into a domestic contract, it is in your best interests to have it reviewed by a knowledgeable family law lawyer, who fully understands all aspects of the Family Law Act, to ensure that your rights are protected and that the agreement is enforceable and accomplishes what you intend it to. The legal team at Kain and Ball is comprised of excellent family law lawyers who are experienced in the negotiation and preparation of domestic contracts.


Kain and Ball’s family law lawyers are also here to provide you with advice regarding a domestic contract that has already been drafted if your partner presents you with a proposed cohabitation agreement or marriage contract. Our experienced lawyers will review the contract, provide you with legal advice regarding your rights and responsibilities under the agreement, and can assist you with negotiating the terms of the agreement to ensure that your interests are protected.


To learn more about marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements, call us today at 1-855-773-4588 or email us at to schedule your free initial consultation.


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