Legal Advice And Support For Drafting Family Law Agreements

After you decide to separate from your partner, one of the next steps is the division of your shared assets - such as accounts, debts, real estate and personal property. One way to avoid the likelihood of heading to a courtroom upon the breakdown of the relationship is by outlining the division of assets through a family law agreement, such as a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement.

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers provide married and common-law couples (known as interdependent relationships in Alberta) with a personalized approach to drafting family law agreements. With lawyers practicing in both Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta, we advise you on how family law rules and common law principles impact your situation in both provinces.

The Purpose Of Family Law Agreements

The main purpose for drafting a family law agreement, such as a cohabitation document for common-law couples or a prenup for married couples - is to avoid the likelihood of heading to trial upon the breakdown of the relationship. Couples are more likely to accept the terms of a separation if they had a hand in creating the solution, instead of leaving the outcome in the hands of a judge.

While it can be difficult to consider a separation at the beginning of a relationship, it's usually better to discuss these issues when each party is in a clear and more reasonable state of mind.

Tailored Legal Solutions Unique To Your Situation

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers guide clients through drafting these domestic contracts, including separation agreements and parenting plans, that are unique to your situation. We take the time to get to know you, your family, and what you would like to walk away with in the event of a separation.

We leverage over 20 years of family law experience to provide you with realistic assessments about your goals. We examine every perspective, and provide you with different legal alternatives you may not have considered.

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Find out how our family lawyers can help you protect your legal rights in the event of a separation or divorce. Call Henderson Heinrichs LLP at 866-649-7217 to arrange a free half hour consultation or use our online enquiry form.