While the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (Act) allows parties to contract out of the provisions of the Act, care must be taken when drafting a Contracting Out Agreement. It is a fact that your relationship will end, either through separation or death. It is often appropriate that a Contracting Out Agreement is put in place to address not only how property is to be divided on separation, but also in the event of death of a party. Contracting Out Agreements are tailored to fit your individual circumstances. We have significant experience in advising clients as to the appropriate way to contract out of the Act.