Separation Agreements

When your relationship ends, there are legal issues that must be resolved. Often, settling these issues by agreement saves time and money and prevents the exacerbation of conflict. Couples can negotiate and draft a separation agreement on issues such as child care and property.

Separation agreements are important legal contracts. They have implications for your children and your financial status. Our lawyers at Peterson Stark Scott in Surrey can help you decide what is best for you when your relationship ends and work with you to achieve it.

Elements of a Separation Agreement

Both married and common-law couples use separation agreements. In British Columbia, a negotiated separation agreement can be the last step before a couple requests a divorce from a court. Among the many issues that are included are:

  • Parental responsibilities and parenting arrangements (child custody)
  • Parenting time and contact (access)
  • Children's financial needs (child support)
  • Financial help for spouses (spousal support)
  • Division of property and debt
  • The family home
  • Family business assets

Even if a couple is on good terms, negotiating a separation agreement can be difficult. Our family lawyers at Peterson Scott Stark are family dispute resolution professionals. We offer you options to conclude your issues with your spouse fairly and privately.

With a range of practice experience in issues such as business and corporate law, real estate, and wills, we have the knowledge to advise you on complex issues that arise in your divorce. If a separation agreement must be enforced, we can deftly represent your interests in court.

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