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Can we negotiate a Separation Agreement?

By: Steven Benmor, B.Sc., LL.B., Family Lawyer

Jurisdiction: Ontario (Canada)

“Can we negotiate a Separation Agreement ?” Yes.

After a couple separates, there are many questions that need to be answered such as:

  • which parent will the children live with ?
  • how much child support will be paid ?
  • how will the family property be divided ?

Usually, these issues can be resolved when the spouses agree to terms that are incorporated into a Separation Agreement.

This document is a product of each spouse’s desire to settle their affairs reasonably, amicably and inexpensively.

A Separation Agreement is one of the best alternatives to going to court because it is faster, cheaper and more complete than a court order but has the same enforceability as a court order.

Steven Benmor

About the author: Steven Benmor practices Family Law in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Visit Steven Benmor’s online Family Law Resource Center for concise answers to many more frequently asked Family law questions, feature articles on Family law topics, dozens of links to other Family law websites, and more at The information on this page is for discussion purposes only. It is by no means legal advice or even a statement of the law on this subject. Please do not rely on the accuracy or completeness of this information. Any question or concern elicited by the information on this page should be taken to a lawyer who will consider the facts of each case and the legal remedies available.