Prenuptial Agreements in Alberta


Lawyer pointing where to sign on Prenuptial agreement

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A Prenuptial Agreement or Marriage Contract usually deals with what will happen to property and other interests should there be a breakdown in a relationship. It can also deal with how these things will be handled during the marriage. It is usually made prior to couples marrying. They typically are considered for the following reasons:

  • The main reason couples enter into a Prenuptial Agreement is to give themselves a level of certainty on how property is to be dealt with if the marriage terminates;
  • It can deal with issues relating to spousal support (or alimony).
  • Some couples may also include such things as how finances are to be dealt with during the marriage etc.

Usually, they do not deal with issues relating to the guardianship of children, parenting time, child support etc. The courts tend not to enforce such clauses outlined. It’s always best to be prepared, and at Queck Law Group, we draft prenuptial agreements so you can protect yourself and your rights in the event of divorce.