The Prenuptial Guide: Contracts for Lovers

The Prenuptial Guide: Contracts for Lovers

by David Greig, Ross Davidson

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Overview

'The Prenuptial Guide - Contracts for Lovers’ shows readers how to write their own cohabitation, prenuptial, or marriage contract. Written by a lawyer, the kit comes with plain-language instructions so it’s easy to use. Use this kit when marrying or living together to avoid future disputes, and decide how assets brought into the marriage should be handled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770409101
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Series: Legal Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Author and lawyer David Greig is a practicing family and divorce lawyer. He graduated from the University of Victoria in 1986 with a Law degree. After completing articles, he practiced for 7 years with a local firm. He then formed a partnership, (Greig, Wilson&Rasmussen LLP), where he worked as a litigator for 17 years. In 2010 he left that partnership and established South Coast Law Group, an independent practice (not a partnership). David is the author of two current Self-Counsel Press titles; Separation Agreement (2nd Ed), and Separation Guide published in 2011.
Ross Davidson qualified as a lawyer in 1988 having attended the University of British Columbia. Since then he has been in practice at James L. Davidson&Company and has the following preferred areas of practice: personal injury and ICBC claims, matrimonial law, real estate transactions, company law and wills&estates.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction vii 1 Understanding the Difference between the Contracts 1 1. What’s the Difference between a Prenuptial Contract, Marriage Contract, and Cohabitation Agreement? 2 1.1 Prenuptial contract 2 1.2 Marriage contract 2 1.3 Cohabitation agreement 2 2 Ground Rules 5 1. When Should You Make the Agreement? 5 2. Some Basic Ground Rules 7 2.1 Get the contract in writing 7 2.2 Disclosure 7 iv The Prenuptial Guide 2.3 Insure the agreement makes sense 8 2.4 Do you need a lawyer? 8 3 The Issues 9 1. Custody, Access, and Guardianship of Children 10 2. Maintenance and Support 12 3. Property 13 4 Fairness 15 5 Other Grounds to Consider 17 6 What Happens When One Partner Dies? 21 7 Drafting Tips 25 Sample Contract 27 Blank Contacts 49

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