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Section 7: Conclusion

 

 

Release

If you want to limit each other's claims against each other to what's included in this agreement, include clause 1. This means that, unless it's specified in the agreement, you can't change the terms of your separation.

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Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, each of us gives up any claim against the other, to the other’s property, or to any right that may be claimed through the other.

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Acknowledgements

This agreement has been fairly negotiated and represents the intentions and expectations of Name and Name. Each of us acknowledges that we:

  • have read the entire agreement carefully
  • know and understand the contents of this agreement
  • are fully aware of the effect, purpose, and intent of this agreement
  • are signing this agreement voluntarily without any undue influence or coercion by the other person or anyone else

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Party 1 has received legal advice from their own lawyer.

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Party 2 has received legal advice from their own lawyer.

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Party 1 is aware that they are entitled to get legal advice from their own lawyer, but decided not to.

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Party 2 is aware that they are entitled to get legal advice from their own lawyer, but decided not to.

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Disclosure

As required by the Family Law Act, we have both provided full and true information to one another for the purpose of resolving our family law dispute. This includes, but is not limited to, information about our assets, debts, income, and prospects.

Steps needed to make the agreement work

We must take the following steps to make this agreement work:
Party 1 is responsible for the following:

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Party 2 is responsible for the following:

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Changing the agreement

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Any changes to this agreement must be made in writing and signed by both of us.

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Whole agreement

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While negotiating this agreement, we explored a variety of ideas and tentative arrangements, but all of these are replaced by this agreement. This is the entire agreement between us.

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Dispute resolution

Mediation

We will make our best efforts to resolve disputes arising from this agreement about the following matters through mediation before taking court proceedings:

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parenting

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child support

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spousal support

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property

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debt

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other matters

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Collaborative family law

We will make our best efforts to resolve disputes arising from this agreement about the following matters through collaborative family law before taking court proceedings:

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parenting

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child support

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spousal support

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property

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debt

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other matters

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Parenting coordinator

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Name and Name will refer any dispute about parenting to a parenting coordinator.

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Arbitration

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If we are not able to resolve our dispute through mediation/the collaborative family law process, the dispute will be determined by an arbitrator appointed by agreement between us.

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Signatures

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Witness
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