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At Baker Newby LLP our separation agreements are drafted with the latest statute and case law in mind. It is always best to consult a lawyer before signing an agreement, for it may be difficult to make changes in the future and you want to be best protected from any un-expected future court challenges.

If an agreement is not reached between spouses or with the assistance of a mediator, court may be necessary, leaving the terms of the agreement up to a judge.

FAQs

Why should I use a Separation Agreement?

A Separation Agreement gives you more control than the court process. A Separation Agreement allows both parties to come to an agreement on aspects such as Parenting Time and Property Division, in a way that works best for your family.

A Separation Agreement can also cut down on costs, such as the cost of going to court. However, a Separation Agreement does require both parties to act reasonably.

 

What is included in a Separation Agreement?

A Separation Agreement can include:

  • Guardianship and Parenting time;
  • Child Support;
  • Relocation;
  • Spousal Support;
  • Property Division;
  • Asset Division;
  • Debt Division;
  • Freedom from interference; and
  • Many more concerns.

A Separation Agreement does not legally end your marriage or common law relationship.

 

Does a Separation Agreement have to cover everything?

No. A Separation Agreement can simply include an agreement on Spousal Support or Child Support. Separation Agreements can be tailored to your family’s needs.

 

When can I get a Separation Agreement?

You can create a Separation Agreement at anytime. Separation Agreements may be created before or after someone files for divorce.

For more tailored answers to your questions, please contacts our offices at (604) 792-1376.

Our Services:

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge in crafting Separation Agreements. Contact our offices at (604) 792-1376 to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers today.