Family Law Agreement

Whether you are starting a new relationship or ending your relationship, you may need a family law agreement.

With 32% of Marriages Ending in Divorce a Well-thought-out Family Law Agreement is Always a Smart Idea.

Whether you are starting a new relationship or ending your relationship, you may need a family law agreement. A binding enforceable family law agreement makes your life much easier down the road. Our divorce lawyers provide timely services to ensure our clients’ rights are protected in their Family Law agreements.

Common family law agreements

Marriage / Prenuptial Agreement

In BC, even without getting married, your property could be divided under the Family Law Act if you have been in a marriage-like relationship for at least two years. You may also have obligation to pay or be entitled to receive support. So, if you are staring a new relationship or intending to marry, a marriage agreement, or prenuptial agreement, ensures your property is protected, that you are not responsible for the other person’s debt, and crystallizes your support obligations, if any.

We recommend that anyone intending to marry or live in a marriage-like relationship seek to arrange their finances in an agreed way in the event of the breakdown of their relationship – use the power to determine how your property will be separated.

Separation Agreement

Ideally, when you separate, will have a separation agreement in place as soon as possible. It is always best when you and your former spouse know how to move forward in your lives after separation and you can crystallize your intention in writing. Having a separation agreement drafted by a lawyer is also much cheaper than litigating your issues in court, which is both emotionally draining and financially exhausting.

Separation agreements generally address:

  • Property and debt division
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Parenting arrangements such as parenting time, guardianship, allocation of parental responsibilities, custody, and access

Reproduction Agreement

If you are considering to become a surrogate, a sperm donor, or to use surrogacy, or assisted reproduction technology (“ART”), you need to have proper agreements in place before the child is conceived to protect your rights and other parties’ involved in the process. In some cases you may also need to have an agreement in place after the child is born but this is generally in addition to the preconception agreements.

The timing of the agreements in these cases are paramount. Contact us well in advance in order to have your agreements in place in time.

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