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- Domestic Contract
- In family law, a contract between people setting out their obligations towards and expectations of each other.
- Cohabitation Agreement
- Agreement by two people who are or will be cohabiting and who are not married to each other about their respective rights and obligations during cohabitation, or when they separate or die.
- Marriage Contract
- A contract entered into by two persons who are married to each other, or who intend to marry each other, in which they agree on their respective rights and obligations during the marriage, or in case of separation, divorce, annulment or death.
- Paternity Agreement
- Agreement by parents who are not spouses about the support of their child.
- Separation Agreement
- Agreement by two people, who cohabited and have separated, on their respective rights and obligations.