Independent Legal Advice (Family Law ILA)
Alberta family law rules require Independent Legal Advice to make a family law contract binding. Before signing a cohabitation agreement, a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement or a separation agreement, a party needs to see a family law lawyer to get the ILA. Without family law ILA, a domestic contract or a separation agreement may not be valid and the parties may face family law litigation and significant divorce lawyer costs.
The Independent Legal Advice is given by a family and divorce lawyer, not by a notary or a paralegal. When providing ILA, a family law solicitor cannot act for both parties. The lawyer needs to make sure that a party gives up his or her rights and accepts responsibilities voluntarily and that the family law agreement is fair. If the domestic contract or a separation agreement is one-sided or detrimental to our client, our family law attorney may refuse to sigh it off or will suggest amendments. These situations are rare. When you are seeking family law ILA, our family lawyer will work hard to settle your difficulties efficiently.
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