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December 2016 Archives

Marriage And Cohabitation Agreements – What Can They Include?

In our last post, we talked about three legal fundamentals concerning marriage and cohabitation agreements – including contract terms that are not enforceable. In this week’s post, we discuss the kinds of issues that spouses typically include or may choose to include in these agreements.

Three Fundamentals About Marriage And Cohabitation Agreements

A marriage or cohabitation agreement is a contract entered into before or during a spousal relationship. They're like an advance plan designed to minimize potential disputes in the event that the relationship eventually ends. They typically outline expectations regarding financial issues, but may also include matters related to children. Our post this week looks at three factors you should know about the fundamental nature of such contracts.

“Spouse” – What It Means And Why It Matters

British Columbia has laws that provide married couples and unmarried spouses with the same rights and responsibilities under many areas of family law. But in order to exercise those rights and responsibilities, it is important to understand exactly what the law considers a “spouse”. Our post this week looks at what the term includes and how the definition can impact you – especially if you are a cohabiting couple.