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Family Law Agreements: Annotated Precedents--ONLINE ACCESS

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Your time-saving tool for drafting family law agreements

This publication is essential for: anyone looking for BC-specific sample clauses for family law agreements.

Current to: December 1, 2017

Drafting family law agreements can be time-consuming, especially when you may not have a large collection of previous ones. With Family Law Agreements – Annotated Precedents, access the precedents of some of BC’s most accomplished family law lawyers. This resource is the premiere place to find BC-focused sample clauses, sample agreements, and drafting considerations for separation, cohabitation, and marriage agreements. This practical tool includes commentary explaining use of clauses and alerting you to relevant law, along with discussion of variation of agreements and tax implications.

The online version features CLEBC’s document builder which allows you to select clauses, create complete documents, and save and download documents for future use.

Watch this Document Builder demonstration from our friends at Courthouse Libraries BC:

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • draft separation, cohabitation, and marriage agreements more quickly and confidently

  • select from various versions of clauses and optional clauses to fit your client’s situation

  • more carefully consider potential litigation and tax implications when using particular language

Buy your copy and cut down on your drafting time today!

Highlights of the 2018 update

  • new or revised sample clauses, including those treating obligations of parents:

    • when making travel plans

    • to monitor emails

    • to keep each other informed on matters involving children

    • to refrain from discussing family issues and litigation

    • to refrain from posting information online

  • updates to the sample marriage and cohabitation agreements

  • new or expanded commentary throughout the publication, including the following topics:

    • negotiating an agreement about parenting time and spheres of responsibility between parents

    • sharing the religious views of both parents with the children

    • designation of a principal residence

    • drafting choice of law and choice of jurisdiction clauses

    • when support should be reduced after a spouse chooses early retirement

    • when payments to satisfy a debt justify set-off of child support

  • over 100 new court decisions affecting discussions of clauses throughout the publication

CLEBC Legal Editor
Thomas G. Anderson, QC — Barrister & Solicitor, North Vancouver

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