Not everyone needs it, but they can be especially helpful if you are considering divorce, or you have children and finances to share. A separation agreement can be as formal or informal as you like, but it`s a good idea to have a written record of the things you`ve agreed on. Separation agreements can also speed up divorce proceedings, if you have already adopted these rules in advance – saving your trial costs. If you are on the right track with your ex, an informal or unwritten agreement may work well for you. The agreement may provide for debt protection – it may contain provisions on who is responsible for the debts and assets of parties who can be protected from debt payments; There may be aspects of your separation with personal significance to you that your lawyer can help you achieve or advise you to give up. If you are connected to a particular good. B or if you remain the main residence of the matrimonial home, you may wonder if you can buy your ex-spouse from the property. If you and your ex-spouse disagree on custody and access to children, independent legal advice may be essential before the case escalates. Zazula v.
Zazula, 2016 BCSC 288 (CanLII) was a case where a custody dispute and access to a child led to a rapid deterioration of the relationship between the parties. As the trial became more and more violent, the subjects who dominated the fight for custody of the children were m. Zazulas` excessive marijuana use, much lower income and the benefits of raising a child in different cities and communities. Together, these problems added complications and increased emotions in the case. Child support – the child support provisions of the agreement are still being reviewed; Yes, they can do so if they are properly established with independent legal advice on both sides. The weight they place in court depends on the content of the agreement and the circumstances in which they were concluded, which we discuss later.