Skilled Help With Creating Separation Agreements
A separation agreement outlines the responsibilities and duties that you and your spouse will carry out when you are separated. Separation agreements do not need to be approved by the court. However, if you choose to get divorced, the terms of your separation agreement will often resemble your divorce decree. That is why it is important to seek help from a skilled lawyer who can help create an agreement that protects your interests and is focused on helping you achieve your goals. At Thorsen Law Offices, our attorneys can guide you through this process and provide you with divorce representation should the time ever come.
Things Separation Agreements Should Address
Separation agreements are often misunderstood. Some people don’t see a need for them because once one party has moved out, they consider themselves to be separated. However, just because you are physically separated does not mean you are legally separated. You are still legally married, and without a separation agreement, any assets you or your spouse acquire will be subject to property division. A comprehensive agreement should address many if not all of the issues that must be decided as part of a divorce proceeding, including:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Division of property
While a period of separation is no longer required to get a divorce in New York, you should still focus on getting the best agreement possible which can help ease the transition should divorce prove to be the final outcome.
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys To Learn More
If you and your spouse are thinking about a separation period, we are here to help protect your interests. To schedule a consultation with our lawyers, call our law offices in New City at 845-638-2726. You may also contact us online.