A prenuptial agreement (usually referred to as a prenup) is very similar to a cohabitation agreement, except you sign a prenup before you get married, compared to a cohabitation agreement that is signed before you move in together. In the event of divorce, a prenuptial agreement will reduce the amount of time you would spend fighting over assets, debts and spousal support.
As with any contract, you cannot be under duress when you sign a prenuptial agreement. Each party must provide his or her financial disclosure as an attachment to the prenuptial agreement so that both spouses know what they are entitled to when they sign the agreement. Furthermore, you cannot sign the prenuptial agreement the day before you are married as you could argue that you did not have time to review the document thoroughly. Finally, the prenuptial agreement must be in accordance with BC family laws.
At Darnell Law Group we draft cohabitation agreements often. Our highly skilled lawyers and staff will ensure that all critical details are expressed in your agreement.
If you’re ready to separate, then a separation agreement should be in place. We can help you draft an agreement that makes sense for your unique case. It’s what we do.
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