Drafting Marriage & Separation Agreements in Vancouver
Marriage agreements commonly referred to as “pre-nuptial agreements” set out the rules and expectations governing the parties during the relationship and after the parties separate.
Marriage agreements can do more than just establish the rules on the breakdown of a relationship; marriage agreements can also govern the parties’ expectations of each other during the relationship, and they can form a part of an estate planning tool to determine rules respecting specific assets, such as a family trusts, businesses, or property.
Separation agreements set out the parties’ agreement respecting all matters of the breakdown of a relationship, such as division of assets, support, responsibility for debt, and responsibilities and care for children from the relationship. Separation agreements arise after negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.