Earlier this month, the Legal Services Society launched a 7 step separation agreement guide. The separation guide helps you create your own separation agreement with information and instructions that help you choose your own options and fill-in-the-blanks to complete your agreement.
How to write your own separation agreement is based on a precedent manual produced by the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC).
The new guide results in a basic personalized separation agreement, which can be filed at the court registry as a first step towards a divorce.
Before you begin filling out the form, LSS provides information about separation agreements and technical instructions to get you started.
The online form is divided into sections with help on how to fill each section. A special feature allows you to choose relevant paragraphs, and fill in the necessary dates and names. After completing each section, the agreement can be saved into a separate file to protect your privacy.
Currently, the guide contains sections on parenting, child and spousal support, and debts. In late August, LSS will add a section on property and pensions.