Whether you are entering into a new relationship, making arrangements in a current relationship or dealing with a former partner you may need to put into place agreements that will comply with the law and protect your property. Many people consider Relationship Property Agreements to be relevant only upon separation, however a growing number of prudent couples are now protecting as their separate property significant individual contributions made to Relationship Property during the course of a relationship. An example of this can be seen in the situation where an individual contributes a significant cash deposit towards the purchase of family home. In this example a contracting out agreement can be used to protect as the individuals separate property the initial cash contribution. We can advise you as to your rights and/or obligations and what you need to know to put valid arrangements in place.