We develop separation agreements for couples who are willing to work together. Our goal is to help you: you and your spouse can agree with all the issues and enter the terms of the contract into the contract, which becomes a separation contract that can be applied by the courts. You should contact a lawyer to make sure the agreement is valid and properly executed. If your agreement deals with matters within the jurisdiction of the Provincial Court Family Service, you can apply for a consent appointment to define the terms of your agreement. As soon as one spouse receives the separation agreement from the other lawyer, it is important that they encourage their own family lawyer to make the agreement with them. This is called independent legal advice. The loyalty of a lawyer can only apply to one client, not to both parties. Lawyers use phone, messaging and video chat software to communicate with our clients. The fact that our lawyers generally work from home saves them money on rent. As they save rents, they can offer lower prices for family law contracts. It`s as simple as that. Of course, they can also meet you in person if necessary. A separation agreement is a formal contract between the two spouses.
It should be developed in a professional manner and discuss financial assistance and the distribution of ownership. If the agreement is not concluded properly or is considered abusive to one of the spouses, it may be annulled by a family court judge. If you and your spouse have children and are planning to divorce, you may need to take the Parenting After Separation (PAS) online course. You can also choose to voluntarily take the course and learn some useful strategies to help you separate. The link to the course can be found here: www.alberta.ca/pas.aspx cooperation minimizes the cost of drawing up a separation agreement. It is important to note that a divorce agreement is the same as a separation agreement. However, filing the divorce is something else. One of the most common reasons people in Alberta reach a family practice is the establishment of a separation agreement. Separation agreements can establish a common law relationship or marriage. A national contract is useful because it is a means of obtaining a closure or a family law dispute. Separation agreements can be challenged years later if they are not properly established.
A lot of people contact us looking for separation agreements in Calgary and Edmonton. No matter where you are in Alberta, our lawyers can help. We have family lawyers in both provinces. If you`re in Calgary or a city of 500 people, our affordable lawyers can still help. People who talk to our lawyers have often not heard of a separation agreement. Instead, they ask the lawyer to handle the divorce papers. If you have assets, debts or children, Alberta courts and banks will want to see a written agreement.