FAQs Separation Agreements

Should I sign a separation agreement?

In order to avoid going to court, a separation agreement may be the most effective way of negotiating the matters resulting from your marriage breakdown. Separation agreements can save money and time spent in court.

Separation agreements help ease the transition of family life during this difficult time, which can be especially important if you and your spouse have children. Time in court often has damaging effects on both spouses and children, and is usually worth avoiding.

Stay in Touch

Keep learning about the latest issues in Ontario family law! Subscribe to our newsletter, have our latest articles delivered to your inbox, or listen to our Podcast Family Law Now.

Be sure to find out more about the "new normal", by visiting our Covid-19 and Divorce Information Centre.

About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.