Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce: What everyone should know about family law

This workshop will address the questions:

  • What is the difference between common law spouses and married spouses?
  • What rights and obligations arise upon cohabitation? When?
  • What rights and obligations arise upon marriage?
  • What is a cohabitation agreement? What is a marriage contract? Should I have one?

Facilitator: Emma Katz – Associate lawyer with Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm, in Toronto, Ontario. Called to the Bar in 2013. Practising in all aspects of family law and fertility law. After practising civil litigation at a boutique firm for four years, transitioned into practising family law and joined Kelly Jordan in 2018. Completed Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School, during which time spent one semester working at Parkdale Community Legal Services. Contributed to family law chapter in new edition of Death of a Taxpayer. Contributed to writing resources regarding decision-making responsibility and parenting time for Family Law Education for Women. Current Member At Large on OBA Family Law Executive and CPD liaison for upcoming year. Involved with the OBA Young Lawyer’s Division as past member of executive. Member of Board of Directors of the legal aid clinic, Justice for Children and Youth.