Sometimes clients want advice or to take action on the approaches or steps they can take to avoid contentious disagreements or disputes at a later date. This occurs in the areas of marriage, employment, joint property ownership, business formation, etc. We can assist clients to understand the problems that could arise in the future from an impending transaction or decision, and advise them on the steps they could take to protect their interests in whatever they are proposing to be involved.
So we have helped couples structure the terms for a pre-nuptial agreement, helped employees structure a settlement for the end of their employment, helped families resolve potential disputes in regard to joint property, and discussed with business partners how they should structure their business operating agreement contemplating the possible future dissolution of the arrangement. None of us can guarantee future outcomes but we can anticipate the problems that could arise and ensure that there is a well-understood process for resolving these.