Marriage Contracts (often referred to as prenuptial agreements) and Cohabitation Agreements are domestic contracts which couples can use to define, expand, or limit their rights and obligations in Family Law which arise from their relationships. For instance, a Marriage Contract or Cohabitation agreement can address obligations such as spousal support and potential property claims so that the couple may manage their affairs according to their own wishes.
Under the Family Law Act, there are certain requirements that must be met in order for a domestic contract to be valid. It is very important that your domestic contract is properly drafted by a qualified family law lawyer who understands these requirements in order to ensure that your contract is enforceable. The legal team at Kain & Ball has extensive experience in the negotiation and preparation of Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts. Our family law lawyers are ready to help you prepare and finalize a Marriage Contract or Cohabitation Agreement that reflects your intentions and wishes in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
If your significant other has presented you with a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement already, it is important that you get independent legal advice to ensure that your interests are protected. The lawyers at Kain & Ball can provide you with the expert advice and guidance you need.