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Category: Marriage Arrangements

Inheritance And Divorce: How To Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from Divorce

Parents want to provide for their children. Parents also worry about how inherited assets or inheritance money will be used once in their child’s hands. The interplay between inheritance and divorce is an area of particular concern for many parents of adult children who are married or in a common law relationship. What happens to […]

Uncontested Divorce in British Columbia: A Comprehensive Guide

The only way to legally end your marriage is by getting a divorce order. Only a judge in the BC Supreme Court can grant you a divorce. So, you may be wondering: what is the fastest way to get a divorce in BC? An uncontested divorce—also known as an undefended divorce, simple divorce, or “desk […]

Can I Challenge a BC Marriage Agreement if I got Legal Advice Before Signing?

A BC marriage agreement may be unenforceable if one or both of the spouses did not obtain independent legal advice before signing the agreement. Without independent legal advice, there is a risk that the court will set the BC marriage agreement aside on the basis that one or both of the spouses did not know […]

Challenging the Enforceability of a BC Marriage Agreement

If properly prepared, a BC marriage agreement effectively and efficiently deals with issues such as division of property, responsibility for debts, spousal support, and child support on breakdown of a relationship. However, if not properly prepared or fairly negotiated, a BC marriage agreement may be set aside (in other words, the agreement may be found […]
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