Prenuptial agreements occur prior to two persons getting married and can address property and support issues prior to their wedding.
A marriage contract occurs once two parties are already married. This can occur at any point during the marriage. If you were unable to compete a prenuptial agreement before getting married, you can still proceed with a marriage contract.
A cohabitation agreement is ideal for couples intending on moving in together but do not have any plans for marriage. Typically, these agreements are considered marriage contracts in the event that the parties marry at a later date.
A separation agreement is a way for both parties to resolve any issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship without having to resort to litigation and a ruling imposed on them by the courts. These agreements address all issues, including any issues related to support, property division, and custody/access.
A parenting plan helps the parties and the children transition to a thoughtful, child-focussed routine that addresses issues related to temporary relocations or issues as a result of the breakdown of a relationship. At the heart of these agreements is the importance for the children to continue their relationship with both parents in a safe and loving environment.
Every agreement is different and is tailored for each client. I assist my clients in finalizing an arrangement that is fair and equitable. An important aspect to any written contract is to thoroughly complete all schedules and disclosure to avoid the agreement from being challenged in the courts.
If you have any questions about an agreement or contract and which is right for you, you can contact me to arrange for a consultation.