British Columbia Family Law Agreements

Family law agreements are often preferred over going to court. The new Family Law Act has made out-of-court methods of resolving disputes, such as mediation, the preferred route to settlement.

At Peterson Stark Scott, we are at the forefront of this changing dynamic. Members of our legal team have special training in mediation, parenting coordination and collaborative family law. While always able to provide courtroom representation, we are capable counsel for clients who want to negotiate or enforce an agreement.

Choosing Agreement Over Litigation

Agreements are entered into at all stages of a relationship. Couples enter into agreements before marriage and during cohabitation. After a relationship ends, couples agree to the terms of the separation.

The benefit to an agreement is that it can be tailored to the specific needs of each couple. While the law determines that certain elements must be in place for the agreement to be enforceable, a couple is free to define terms that are right for their family.

Negotiating an agreement to end a relationship saves the time, expense and stress of going to court. It can also be worked out in private, on the couple's terms. Many people are familiar with mediation, but it is only one available process option. Our family lawyers at Peterson Stark Scott can ask you about your goals and help you decide what process option is right for you.

Among the most common types of family law agreements in British Columbia are:

When an agreement is signed, it becomes a legal document. Our full-service firm has the resources to represent clients in agreement disputes, variation and enforcement.

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