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Family Law Agreements

A family law agreement is a type of contract that parties to a relationship can choose to enter into to define their respective rights and obligations in the case that their relationship breaks down. Such agreements can cover many aspects of the relationship, such as ongoing financial support for a party to the relationship or any children, parenting and custody arrangements and division of property acquired during the relationship. These agreements are legally binding on the parties and having one in place may avoid the need to go to court in the event of a dispute upon the breakdown of a relationship.

Family law agreements that are created at the outset of, or during the course of, a relationship are also known as prenuptial, marriage or cohabitation agreements. Those that are entered into upon the breakdown of a relationship are called separation agreements.

Max Blitt has extensive experience preparing Cohabitation, Pre-Nuptial, and Post-Nuptial Agreements. These Agreements can be designed to cover parties living together, about to be married, or subsequent to marriage. Such agreements set out what will happen to property upon separation or divorce, and avoid the uncertainty and cost of having a Court make that determination. Such agreements may also deal with spousal support waivers in limited circumstances.

Max Blitt has over 40 years of specialized family law experience and can advise you on all aspects of family law agreements, including reviewing any agreement that you may have previously entered into in order to advise you of your rights and obligations under the agreement.