MyLawBC isn’t just pathways. One of the biggest features on the site is the Dialogue Tool. This is a tool that helps you create a separation agreement that addresses your family’s needs. A separation agreement is a document that sets out how you and your spouse have agreed to deal with issues, including problems that may come up in the future. This could include who takes care of the kids, how much support will be paid, what to do about shared property, and other common issues.
The first thing that happens when you start using the Dialogue Tool is that you go through an intake process. Here, you’ll answer a set of questions about yourself, your relationship, and what you think your agreement should look like. Once you’ve finished, your spouse is invited to do the same.
When both of you have answered those questions, the system will compare them and create a template for an agreement based on your answers. You’re able to look at each other’s answers and see how they compare. You might find you aren’t as far apart on some issues as you initially thought.
Next, MyLawBC will give you a platform where you can negotiate with your spouse to come to an agreement. Each section of the Dialogue Tool will cover one important topic. In that section, you’ll be given the basis of a legal agreement for you to customize, the important information you gave in the intake portion, the information and resources you need to make an informed decision, and an area for you to talk with your spouse without having to meet face-to-face.
With those tools, and a little work, you’ll be able to create a fair and lasting separation agreement that works for your family.