Alberta Family Law Agreements

A Family Law Agreement is a contract that specifies how a relationship will be governed. It may also be used to resolve concerns following the termination of a relationship.


A family law agreement lawyer can assist people to protect themselves before, during, and after a long-term partnership. These agreements are sometimes known as marriage contracts or marital law agreements. Umer Law Office in Edmonton, Alberta, has knowledge of a variety of family law agreements and will help you understand your rights and duties so you can better defend yourself. Assets, obligations, duties, children, housing, and other issues are addressed in marital law agreements.


Our firm is equipped to draft the following agreements:


  • Cohabitation Agreements

  • Prenuptial/Marriage Agreements

  • Separation Agreements


Call now for assistance with your family law agreements.

Prenuptial Agreement

A family law agreement, often known as a pre-nuptial agreement, is signed by people who want to marry but wish to resolve property concerns before they marry. A prenuptial agreement is similar to a cohabitation agreement, however, it is only for married couples. These are frequently the first kind of family law agreements that people consider. The term "prenuptial" refers to a contract signed by a couple before their marriage. Many of the clauses are comparable to those found in cohabitation agreements. Furthermore, in many cases, individuals will use either phrase interchangeably to refer to the same agreement.

Cohabitation Agreement

Cohabitation agreements define each person's roles, rights, and obligations before, during, and after a relationship. They are intended for persons who intend to live together but do not intend to marry; for example, common-law relationships. Marriage is not an issue in these arrangements or contracts. These agreements save expenses, stress, and litigation by contracting solutions to issues that people argue over. Both parties determine what should be included and how it should be done.

Separation Agreement

A separation agreement, on the other hand, is an agreement that a couple enters into after there is a breakdown of the relationship. It sets out the negotiated legal rights and responsibilities of the separation. Furthermore, these agreements are sometimes required for mortgage qualification. Your lender may additionally want the following details:


– the total sum of any child support obligations

– spousal support payments (if any)


Contact Umer Law for a more in-depth discussion.

Overall, becoming separated or divorced is a life-changing event that comes with an emotional and financial roller coaster. But it does happen, and we are here to assist. Give us a call if you need help with the financial side of things so that you both come out on top and prevent some of the unneeded stress that far too many people go through.

How Much Does It Cost to Draft a Family Agreement?

UmerΒ Law charges a flat fee for drafting this sort of agreement. Please contact us to discuss the flat fee.

How Do I Begin the Process of Making a Family Agreement?

To begin, fill out the standard intake form, and we will call you to set up an appointment.