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|About: There are 14 sections in the Cohabitation Agreement, but the first two are unnumbered. That is why the third section is numbered Section 1.||About: Within each of the 14 sections of the Cohabitation Agreement are a number of clauses. Some sections have just a single clause, but most sections have more.
Couples will amend, add and remove clauses in accordance with their life goals, personal values and circumstances.
|About: Exhibits are documents that support the various disclosures and commitments contained in the Cohabitation Agreement.
Couples may wish to publish all or part of their Cohabitation Agreement, but not the Exhibits because they will contain personal information on finances, health and other private topics.
|Front Matter||Agreement Title|
|By and Between||2 x Declarations of Identity and Residence|
|Background||Background to Agreement|
|1: Purpose||1: Purpose of Agreement|
|2: Scope||2: Scope of Agreement|
|3. Good Faith and Fair-dealing||3.1: Intention to Form Legally Binding Relations Under Contract|
|3.2: Capacity to Contract|
|3.3: Full Understanding and Opportunity for Reflection|
|3.4: Exclusivity of Contract|
|3.5: Privity of Contract|
|3.6: Status and Relationship of Parties|
|3.7: Advice of Independent Legal Counsel||2 x Certificates of Legal Counsel|
|3.11: Applicable Law|
|3.12: Absence of Coercion, Duress or other Compulsion|
|4: Full Disclosure||4.1: Personality and Values||2 x MBTI® Interpretive Reports - Form M (B)|
|4.2: Relationship Expectations||1 x Couple Checkup® Relationship
|4.3: Couple Wealth||1 x Colour of Money Questionnaires
2 x Personal Net Worth Statements
2 x Income and Expenses Statements
|5: Couple Commitments||5.1: Offer and Acceptance|
|5.2: Public Witness and Recognition|
|5.3: The State as Guarantor of Couple Commitments|
|5.4: Lasting Power of Attorney for Personal Care||2 x Lasting Power of Attorney for Personal Care|
|5.5: Sharing of Common Last Name||1 (or 2) x Change of Name Declaration|
|6: Shared Home Provisions||6.1: Our Shared Home|
|6.2: Sharing of the Home||1 x Shared Home Transfer Mechanism|
|7: Wealth||7.1: Couple Wealth Plan||1 x Couple Wealth Plan|
|7.2: Personal Property|
|7.3: Shared Property|
|7.4: Lasting Power of Attorney for Property||2 x Lasting Power of Attorney for Property|
|7.5: Wills and Estates||2 x Wills|
|7.6: Voluntary Provision|
|8: Parenting Provisions||8.1 Rights of Future Children to a Father and a Mother|
|8.2 Equality of Parental Status and Responsibility|
|8.3 Certificates of Birth|
|8.4 Parental Guardianship|
|8.5 Extended Family|
|9: Sustainability Provisions||9.1: Agreement to Manage and Resolve Conflicts|
|10: Dissolution Provisions||10.1: Dissolution of Agreement|
|10.2: Transitional Provisions on Death|
|10.3: Transitional Provisions Other Than as a Result of Death|
|11: General Provisions||11.1: Entire Agreement|
|11.5: Force Majeure|
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