Family Law Agreements
Our team regularly helps clients negotiate and draft a full range of family law-related agreements including the following:
We can provide you with advice on your options as well as review offers that you have been asked to consider. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
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 in a family law agreement, such as a prenuptial (marriage) or cohabitation agreement.
At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers provide married and common-law couples with a personalized approach to drafting family law agreements, and will advise you on how family law rules and common law principles impact your situation.
The Purpose Of Family Law Agreements
The main purpose for drafting a family law agreement, such as a Cohabitation Agreement for common-law couples or a Prenuptial or Marriage Agreement for married couples is to avoid the likelihood of heading to court if the relationship ends. While it can be uncomfortable and difficult to consider the possibility of separation at the beginning of a relationship, it is usually better to discuss these issues when partners are together than when they may no longer be amicable. Separating couples are much more likely to accept the terms of a separation and avoid the prospect of court if they had a hand in creating the solution, rather than leaving the outcome in the hands of a judge.
An Agreement Now May Save Money Later
If you and your spouse know how a separation would be handled, you are less likely to worry about that possibility and you will be better able to concentrate on your relationship. If the circumstance ever arises, a fair and binding agreement will improve the chances of a smooth and hassle free separation. In other words, planning with an agreement is like an insurance policy and it may save you money on legal fees later on.
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.
Legal Solutions Tailored to Your Unique Situation
At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers will guide you through drafting a prenuptial agreement or a cohabitation agreement that are unique to your situation. We take the time to get to know you and your family, and we counsel you on what is possible and reasonable in order to draft and complete an agreement that will accurately reflect the deal you have reached.
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Find out how our family lawyers can help you protect your legal rights with a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement in the event of a separation or divorce. Call Henderson Heinrichs LLP at 1-844-669-3500 to arrange a free half hour consultation or use our online enquiry form.
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