Marriage contracts are like insurance: you pay US$2,000 a year for your car insurance, why not invest a fraction of it in a BC marriage contract that could save you fortunes if the relationship doesn`t work? The JP Boyd on Family Law Wikibook, hosted by Courthouse Libraries BC, contains detailed information about marriage contracts and concubine agreements, including tips on creating boards. In British Columbia, it is important that there be fairness at all stages of the creation of the marriage or concubine agreement, which means that there must be fairness in the way an agreement is negotiated, fairness in the way it is designed, and fairness in the way it is signed. Those negotiating the agreement must be able to understand, approve and sign the agreement voluntarily. Legal Aid BC`s family law site contains detailed information and steps to amend agreements. How to make a concubine agreement? A concubine`s contract is a contract that must be drawn up in writing. Each person must sign the document in front of an independent witness. Before signing, anyone should seek independent legal advice to ensure that the agreement is fair and fully understands the terms of the agreement. This means that you need to consult separate lawyers for family law. If the parties do not want to get married, the agreement is usually called a “concubine agreement.” Since cohabitation in a conjugal relationship involves certain support rights and obligations, a concubibinage agreement usually deals with these potential future claims as well as the distribution of property in the event of the end of the relationship.