Family Agreements by MacLean Family Law, Vancouver BC

Family Agreements by MacLean Family Law, Vancouver BC

Making the commitment to enter into a BC  family relationship is one of life’s biggest, most life-changing decisions. In addition to your emotional commitment to your new partner, the decision warrants careful consideration of the practical aspects of your future partnership. By preparing a Vancouver family agreement or BC family agreement, you ensure that you establish a solid foundation of mutual understanding for your shared life ahead, by defining clear, fair, and agreed-upon goals, intentions, and expectations for your relationship, right from the start. On the other hand, if you and your spouse are preparing to end your relationship and you can agree on how you want to deal with such matters as BC family property division, debt resolution, and child and spousal support without going to court, a BC separation agreement will ensure your new arrangements are clearly documented.

The current BC Family Law Act encourages out of court settlements between parties. Fair BC settlements will be upheld and unfair marriage agreements may be challenged. The rules for full and truthful disclosure early in the BC family law agreement process promotes early settlement by ensuring that the parties have all the information required for fair and sound decision-making. We advise our clients that non-disclosure can prolong conflict and can affect the fairness of BC marriage agreements. An expertly prepared BC family agreement is particularly important when you are a Vancouver high-net-worth individual with complex personal and business holdings or the future spouse of a high-value partner—and/or where children are or may be involved.

As a leading expert in BC family law, MacLean Law provides counsel for opposite- and same-sex couples on:

  • BC Marriage agreements (commonly known as prenuptial agreements)
  • BC Cohabitation agreements (for couples that intend to live together but not legally marry)
  • BC Separation agreements
  • our lawyers prepare marriage and separation agreements for our Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St John family law agreement clients

We will ensure you fully understand your options, obligations, and rights and construct a durable  family agreement that is most right for your unique family circumstances.

Should I put a separation deal in writing?Family Agreements should be made with the help of a lawyer to protect both of you.


Before you sign any agreements regarding your rights and obligations in your relationship, talk to us.

Book a Consultation or call us at 1 877 602 9900.


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