Cohabitation & Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement can help give you peace of mind and provide financial certainty now and in the future. Without one, your marriage is governed by Alberta laws like the Matrimonial Property Act. Kay Mahoney Koustov Law has extensive experience with prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.
A cohabitation agreement is like a prenuptial agreement. It allows a couple that chooses to live together (rather than marry) to make decisions about their financial future if they separate ways. It can protect your home in the event of a separation.
Cohabitation agreements offer a proactive approach for couples to set out their financial obligations to each other while living together. They provide clarity on your rights and a clean separation in the event of a breakdown of your relationship.
A nuptial agreement is created either before or after a couple gets married as a means to settle their affairs and assets if they separate or divorce and assist with estate planning. We prepare and guide you through these agreements to negotiate a fair separation and to protect your property. Such agreements are intended to protect your financial future and assets. They provide a predetermined property division and any support obligations in the event of a separation or divorce.
Lawyers who are there for you
With any Family Law case, you need an attorney who will take the necessary time to properly understand your family situation and goals. At Kay Mahoney Koustov Law, we understand this need and are available to talk and respond to your emails in a timely manner. We ensure that you receive that level of service throughout the entire process of your case, helping to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks.
With all our cases, we also communicate with you plainly so you will not have to worry about the complex legal terms, but we will help to explain things clearly.
Understanding the Costs
This is already a stressful enough, and worrying about legal fees is the last thing you need. We weigh the costs against benefits and continue this throughout the process. Since we assign the correct people at the right seniority and skill levels per task, you are not paying higher fees needlessly.