LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SEPARATION AGREEMENTS IN NW CALGARY
We have years of experience representing our clients with family law issues at the Dukeshire Law Office. One of our services is helping our clients draft, review and submit separation agreements in NW Calgary. While divorces in the province of Alberta do not legally require this document, a Separation Agreement can direct the course of your and your family's future.
Our team seeks to help you navigate this difficult time in your life in a compassionate manner. When you meet with our family lawyer, we take the time to understand your situation and provide you with personalized legal advice.
If you require help with a separation agreement in NW Calgary, schedule a consultation.
WHAT ARE SEPARATION AGREEMENTS?
A separation agreement is a written contract between separating couples to document how they will deal with their mutual affairs. This document is legally enforceable and can streamline divorces in countless ways. Some typical issues that the Agreement includes are:
The separation: This concerns the terms of the couple's separation.
The children: Some common considerations considering children are legal decision-making, child support and parenting.
Financial support: This denotes the terms of the future fiscal relationship between the two parties.
Property: Lastly, the document records how the parties aim to divide their accumulated property and debt.
Financial disclosure: The Agreement needs to register that the parties fully disclosed financial information.
Dispute resolution: The Agreement can include the separating couple's preferred method of dispute resolution rather than going to Court.
Legal requirements: Certain statutory and procedural requirements are necessary for the Agreement to be signed. On top of that, the parties must have separate lawyers and acquire a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice.
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WHY DO YOU NEED A LAWYER FOR A SEPARATION AGREEMENT?
The separation agreement is a crucial document determining your future. Once submitted, it is legally enforceable. It clarifies your rights and obligations and helps you and your separating partner avoid Court proceedings. In many ways, drafting a sound separation agreement can be more effective than going to Court. Our lawyer can help you prepare an Agreement that adheres to the necessary procedures and represents your rights. A formally correct and well-thought-out Agreement can help bring closure and certainty at the end of your relationship. Tailored legal advice from an experienced family lawyer can make this time less challenging for you.