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This is an overview of the basic subjects that are dealt with in a separation agreement so each party’s rights and obligations are clearly stated. Though the list is quite comprehensive there will still be situations that will contain other issues.

Parenting (Custody and Access)

  • Joint Custody or Sole Custody
  • Primary Residence
  • Terms of Visitation
  • Moving from Ottawa-Carleton
  • Name Change

Child Support

  • Term
  • Amount
  • Extra-Ordinary Expenses
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical, Drug, and Dental Insurance
  • Post Secondary Education Costs
  • Cost-of-Living

Spousal Support

  • Complete Release of Spousal Support
  • Term of Support
  • Amount of Support
  • Cost-of-Living
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical, Drug and Dental Insurance

Equalization of Assets

  • Household Assets
  • Employment and Pension Benefits
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Investment Assets and Bank Accounts
  • Children’s Bank Accounts
  • Matrimonial Home
  • Other Property
  • Debts


  • Material Change in Circumstances
  • Religious Divorce
  • Legal Fees
  • Financial Disclosure
  • Resumption of Cohabitation