Family Law

Separation Agreements/ Property Settlement Agreement

Separation Agreements are important to ensure that you and your partner know what the division of property will be after your relationship ends. Separations Agreements also deal with the issues of Spousal Support or Alimony and they can also include a parenting plan for children. Each party needs independent legal advice to make the Separation Agreement binding and enforceable. We can prepare the Agreement for both parties and then one party would take the Agreement to a different lawyer for independent legal advice and signing.

Divorce

Our office would be pleased to assist you in obtaining a Divorce Judgement from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta on an “uncontested” basis. Uncontested means that both you and your spouse are in agreement and that you will not “object” to your spouse making application to the Court for a Divorce.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial Agreements allow you to preserve the assets for yourself that you bring in to a marriage relationship, including the increase in value of such assets. Otherwise at the breakdown of your marriage your assets will be distributed pursuant to the terms of the Matrimonial Property Act of Alberta.

Co-habitation Agreements

Co-habitation Agreements also allow you to preserve the assets for yourself that you bring in to a common-law relationship, including the increase in value of such assets. When a common law relationship breaks down, the Courts often use the principals set out in the Matrimonial Property Act of Alberta to distribute property if there is no Co-habitation Agreement.

Interdependent Partnership Agreements

Interdependent Partner Agreements apply to same sex parties that wish to cohabit together. These Agreements set out the respective rights and obligations of the parties and can also set out the property distribution when the relationship breaks down pursuant to the Interdependent Partnership Act of Alberta.


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