A cohabitation agreement developed by a family lawyer is an inexpensive way for you to protect your precious property or your wealth. Such an agreement will allow you to relax because you know what awaits you, and you will have more certainty about your own financial future if you move forward with your relationship. If, in the future, you and your spouse decide to amend this agreement to allow, for example. B, a fairer sharing of your assets (whether they were acquired before the relationship or acquired during the relationship), you can do so. This is usually done by a written amendment to the agreement, signed and attested by both parties. For more information and to discuss your specific situation, please contact us. In British Columbia, it is essential that there be fairness at all stages of the creation of the marriage or cohabitation agreement, which means that there must be fairness in the way an agreement is negotiated, fairness in the way it is designed and fairness in the way it is signed. Those negotiating the agreement must be able to understand the agreement, approve it and sign it voluntarily. Jessica practices in all areas of family law bc, including custody, access, support and division of property at the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Reichter Provincial Court, in addition to her non-judicial records, which include negotiating and preparing family law agreements on separation, cohabitation , parenthood and co-ownership.
Jessica`s files include both collaborative negotiations and disputes over assistance, custody, guardianship, marriage, separation and divorce with property department issues under BC family law in the Divorce Act, Family Law, Capital Act and Law (Spouse) Protection Act of BC. A marriage or cohabitation must be written. Both parties (those who enter into an agreement) must sign the agreement. Their signatures must be testified by at least one other person. The witnesses are not bound by the agreement — they just say they saw the parties sign. Therefore, when a family court verifies a cohabitation or marriage agreement, the potential injustice can come from a large number of areas, including, but not limited to: Respect all loopholes: negotiations on the marriage or partnership agreement should be interrupted if someone is too angry to sue or appears to be compromised. If there is any doubt that a party is not in its good mind, finish the negotiations and resume at a later date.