Where both of you sign the divorce paperwork – the fastest option in most cases.
Where you sign the divorce paperwork, and your spouse is served by someone other than you. Generally, if your spouse doesn’t respond in 20 days, your divorce will be automatically granted.
A comprehensive agreement involving terms regarding children, financial support, property division, etc. after marriage or common law separation.
Making arrangements for time with and decision-making for your children.
Ongoing payment arrangements for basic child support and extraordinary expenses (“Section 7 expenses”).
Ongoing or one-time payment arrangements for basic spousal support.
Assets & Debts, including real estate, investments, household goods, etc.
Protecting both of your wishes before or after marriage in the event of divorce, preventing expensive and exhausting court battles in the future.
Protecting both of your wishes while living together in the event of separation, preventing expensive and exhausting court battles in the future. Generally, couples who have lived together for 3 years, have children together or have signed an Adult Interdependent Partner Agreement, are considered to be in a common law relationship in Alberta.
While it is possible to offer each of these three documents separately,
it is recommended to have all three done at the same time to cover all what if situations.
We build flexibility into our wills, keeping them open enough that you generally only need to update your loved ones, not your lawyer, every time you change your mind about your wishes – saving you time and money.
Making financial decisions while you are alive, but have lost the capacity to do so (i.e. banking on your behalf).
Making health and lifestyle decisions while you are alive, but have lost the capacity to do so (i.e. where you live).
Other Legal Services
In order for any family Agreement to be enforceable, both you and your partner require separate, independent legal advice from two different lawyers, i.e. Accord Family Law + another law firm of your partner’s choosing.
Can be done in-person and by appointment only.