Effective Legal Advice For Creating Cohabitation Agreements

Similar to prenuptial or marriage agreements, a cohabitation agreement outlines how common-law couples will divide their assets in the event of a separation.

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our legal team offers over 20 years of experiencing assisting common-law couples with resolving their disputes. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, we use our experience to help common-law couples draft effective, stable and enforceable cohabitation agreements that protect their legal rights in the event of a relationship breakdown.

Leverage Over Two Decades Of Family Law Experience

With our extensive history of resolving disputes between common-law couples, we are able to help you draft provisions that are fair, legal and enforceable. It is important to understand that British Columbia generally treats married and common-law couples the same way.  At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers will help you understand whether you are in a common-law relationship, whether you need an agreement and if so, what terms would be reasonable and enforceable.

We have comprehensive experience in applying existing family law legislation and common law principles to different situations, including dividing property and assets up, deciding on spousal support and dealing with debt.

Walking You Through The Legal Process

At Henderson Heinrichs LLP, our family lawyers will not recite legal information back to you.  We provide you with:

  • A big-picture perspective of your goals:  We will let you know if they are realistic, and whether there are alternatives that you had not yet thought about;
  • The different ways you can pursue your goals:  There are often several ways to reach the same place, and we will take the time to help you decide what would work best for you; and
  • The potential risks involved:  While risk is always something that must be considered, our family law lawyers will help you balance that risk against the benefits that may be obtained.

Negotiating Terms

Our lawyers practice only family law.  We know what is possible and we have a great deal of experience in achieving our clients’ goals.  You can trust Henderson Heinrichs LLP, not only to design reasonable and enforceable agreement terms but to negotiate with your spouse and their lawyer to make that agreement a reality.

Speak To Our Lawyers. Arrange A Consultation

Do you have questions about how a cohabitation agreement could benefit you? Call Henderson Heinrichs LLP at 1-844-669-3500 to arrange a free half-hour consultation or use our online enquiry form.