Is a text message legally binding?

My ex and I have a 5 year old daughter today and recently split up. He heard I had gone through duty councel about a couple issues and bullied me via text into having me say that I would not seek further legal advise. I need to start seeking a lawyer for the safety of my daughter...am I able to do so or because I previously agreed not to via text...is a text message legally binding?


Asked over 1 year ago in British Columbia
Categories: Family Law

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Michael  Butterfield

Answer by Michael Butterfield

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer

A test message can be used as proof of a legally binding agreement. However, the agreement in this case deprives you of your right to legal advice and would be unenforceable. Your ex's tactics are concerning, I strongly recommend that you obtain competent legal advice as soon as possible. Michael Butterfield Lawyer & Mediator

Posted over 1 year ago

Michael Butterfield Lawyer & Mediator

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Michael Butterfield, or search the Lawyer Directory.

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