Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDAs”) are used to protect sensitive, confidential information from being shared or made available to parties outside of that agreement. Though commonplace in business transactions, NDAs potentially also have a place in family law to protect the interests and sensitive information amongst spouses, #amily members, or otherwise.
Recently, we prepared an NDA for a client’s employed nanny who attends at the family home, assists with #childcare, and assists other tasks around the home. These types of agreements should be considered more regularly for any client who employs staff or an executive assistant who may have access to their confidential information and lifestyle.
Whenever there are parenting disputes, access to this confidential information could also relate to discipline of the child(ren), compliance/non-compliance with COVID-19 vaccinations or other restrictions, use of illicit substances, or other sensitive matters. Such an agreement has the intention of protecting potential misuses of this confidential information, although there is a concern that the employee may still be subpoenaed to be a witness in a contested hearing.
If you or someone you know is in need of more information or would like legal advice related to family law, feel free to reach out to us.
Ronald S. Foster, Q.C., Senior Counsel
Family Law Solutions, Foster Dickson O’Brien
1400, 350 7th Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta T2P 3N9
T 587 315 6491