Partners in a committed relationship can enter into a legal agreement that sets the terms of their union, while they are together and if the relationship ends. At Walsh LLP in Calgary and Okotoks, we have a comprehensive family law practice; we know the issues that can cause couples conflict. We can therefore advise you on what to include in a prenup or cohabitation agreement, and we offer an independent legal review on its terms.
Choosing To Sign An Agreement
Couples may choose to sign a domestic agreement for many reasons. If they have been through a divorce, they may want to prevent extended negotiations that could occur if the new relationship breaks down. If they have children from a previous marriage, a prenup or cohabitation agreement may be used to protect their interests. Couples may also simply want to decide for themselves how important issues will be decided, instead of leaving it up to legislation.
Among the issues that can be included in a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement are:
- Asset division, including exclusion of certain financial assets from division upon separation
- Spousal support upon separation
- Respective rights and responsibilities of partners during the relationship
At Walsh LLP, we can help you determine what issues might be right for you to include in a domestic agreement. We will also review any final agreement to ensure it is in your best interest.
Alberta Domestic Contracts · Prenup Lawyers
To schedule a consultation with one of our separation or prenuptial agreement lawyers based in Calgary or Okotoks, contact us online or call 403-267-8400 locally, 800-304-3574 toll free.