Call us at 1-888-978-1178

Close Button

We Are Here To Help

Schedule your consultation below.

Do separation agreements have to be filed?

December 19, 2019

3.90K viewsSeparation Agreements

No. A separation agreement is essentially a legal contract, like any other type that involves two parties who agree on their respective obligations to each other. Provided that it has been entered into properly, with due regard to certain formalities (such as being witnessed), it is legally binding on you and your ex even if it has not been filed with the Ontario court.

With that said, a separation agreement can be filed if you want it to become part of your formal Divorce Order. In that situation, the agreement becomes part of the terms of that Order. In the event that your ex breaches its terms, his or her compliance can be enforced through the usual remedies that can be obtained by a court.


Changed status to publish
The materials contained in this website are intended to provide general information and comment only and should not be relied or construed as legal advice or opinion. While we endeavor to keep the information on this web site as up to date, accurate and complete as reasonably possible, we do not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of anything contained in this web site. The application and impact of laws can vary widely, based on the specific facts involved. For any particular fact situation, we urge you to consult an experienced lawyer with any specific legal questions you may have. Your use of this website doe not constitute or create a lawyer-client relationship. Should you wish to retain our firm, kindly contact our office to set up a meeting with a lawyer.
Book A Consultation