19A Notwithstanding paragraphs 18 and 19, unless a contrary intention appears by the will or a contract of separation or marriage if, after the deceased has made a will, the deceased`s marriage is terminated or annulled by an absolute divorce judgment deemed, while the separation does not affect your will, he makes a divorce order. Nova Scotia law provides that, as part of the separation agreement, you and your spouse can decide on a number of important issues, such as child care. B and custody of spouses (dependants). As with other marital agreements, a written separation agreement clearly defines the rights and obligations of you and your spouse, both during and after separation. If one spouse does not meet the obligations of the separation agreement, the other spouse may enforce the separation agreement in court. The court decision is important insofar as the wife not only obtained her right to wealth compensation under the separation agreement, but also received the net balance of the estate, as required by the deceased husband`s will. If you and your spouse decide to live separately and separately, but they do not wish to divorce, you can enter into a separation contract. A separation agreement is a written agreement that you and your spouse voluntarily sign without including the court. Often, a separation agreement can allow you and your spouse the time you need while you try to repair a marriage that may disintegrate. Second, the separation agreement may say that it will survive as a separate agreement after the divorce. This is called survival. If a separation agreement survives a divorce judgment, the agreement remains valid and enforceable, separate and separate from the provisions of the divorce judgment. In these circumstances, a court can only amend the provisions of the support separation agreement if the person requesting an amendment is “extremely harsh” and it will be more difficult to amend the provisions of the custody separation agreement.

A separation agreement may also mean that some parties are merged into the divorce judgment, but other parties survive the divorce decision. However, it is common practice that the entire separation agreement is not merged into the divorce judgment, but has survived the divorce decision and can therefore be applied separately. If you advise clients in the event of separation or divorce, you should be aware of the importance of verifying a person`s wishes as soon as possible after separation. If you and your spouse divorce at the end, there are several things that can happen with the separation agreement, depending on how it was written. First, the separation agreement could mean that it will be part of the subsequent divorce judgment. This is called merger. When a separation agreement provides for a divorce order, the post-divorce separation agreement is no longer considered a separate and enforceable contract and can be changed more easily. A separation agreement gives you the opportunity to solve problems, slowly and over time, without the pressure of a divorce action over your head. Once a divorce action has been initiated and included in the court calendar, you and your spouse must attend court conferences and meet certain deadlines.

This pressure will be avoided if you sign a separation agreement. More importantly, especially when there are minor children in marriage, a separation contract allows you and your spouse to prepare the details of custody and visitation in advance and to allow for child care and child care supplements (called add-ons) such as health insurance, education and child care. As you take generous precautions for children in a separation agreement and try to decide on custody and visitation issues, you should not restrict or circumvent your obligations to help your minor children.