Family Law Agreements: An Alternative To Court

Going to court can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. For that reason, you may wonder if there are ways to avoid taking a family matter before a judge. One such alternative in British Columbia is to negotiate a family law agreement instead.

Much like a contract, a family law agreement spells out what the rights and expectations are for both parties should the relationship break down, though some agreements are made to simply define shared responsibilities during the relationship.

At Vale Family Law & Mediation, we can help you craft family law agreements that clearly define your rights and responsibilities. As with all areas of our practice, we seek resolutions that fit your needs and help you move forward with peace of mind.

Types Of Family Law Agreements

Family law agreements typically come about when the relationship anticipates a major change. Our lawyers can help you with:

  • Separation agreements — When you know your relationship is over, we can help you divide shared property, determine parenting responsibilities and negotiate spousal support. We seek to facilitate productive discussions where your voice is heard and your interests are protected.
  • Marriage and cohabitation agreements — Our lawyers assist unmarried couples, engaged couples and those living in common law relationships to draft agreements that protect individual interests in certain property or delineate shared preferences for division if the relationship eventually ends. Far from sowing seeds of mistrust, such agreements often help couples gain peace of mind about where each person stands on certain issues.

Contact Our Office To Discuss Your Family’s Legal Needs

We are committed to educating you on your options and supporting you through the negotiation process. Call our office in Chilliwack at 604-858-9971 or email us to schedule an appointment.