If you and your spouse have decided to separate, crafting a separation agreement that protects the interests of both parties will help you avoid the costly and emotionally draining process of going to court. When you have access to the reputable team at Korhani Law, you can feel confident that you will end up with a separation agreement that covers all of the important issues and protects your rights
What is a Separation Agreement?
A separation agreement is a legal document signed by both parties that details how you and your former spouse will handle the important issues of your separation. If there is any dispute or difference of opinion moving forward, the separation agreement is there to help guide and remind both parties of what they agreed to when they separated.
Depending on the nature of your specific situation, a separation agreement can include a wide range of different terms. Some of the most common are:
- Spouse’s right to live separately
- Child custody arrangement
- Child access and visitation schedule
- Child support payments
- Children’s expenses like daycare, medical, dental, recreation, etc.
- Spousal support
- Property and debt division
- Insurance coverage
- Workplace pensions
With the help of a skilled family lawyer, you will have a separation agreement that is comprehensive and fair, covering every aspect of daily life so you can move ahead with confidence.
Benefits of a Separation Agreement
Once an agreement has been created that suits both parties, there are many benefits to having one in place. Most of the time, negotiating a separation agreement is less costly than going to family court to work out the details. In some cases, you could end up paying many times the price of a separation agreement if you end up in court.
A separation agreement is also much faster than going to court. Depending on how backed up your local court is, you could end up waiting months before you get the details worked out, which isn’t going to benefit anyone. You also have more flexibility in the details of specific issues of your separation when you have an agreement. There is greater potential for creativity with child custody and access, property issues and other aspects of the separation. The terms of a separation agreement are also just as enforceable and legally valid as a court judgment, so there is no need to worry about the terms not being followed.
Choose Korhani Law
When you want a separation agreement that is fair and protects your interests as you move forward from the marriage, you can trust Korhani Law to get the results you need. If you attempt to draft your own agreement, you may end up with a legal document that does not protect your rights for several key issues.
We know that ending a relationship is never easy and can be emotionally challenging, which is why we will take up the task of seeing that your rights are protected and you have a separation agreement that’s best for your children and for you. Feel free to book a consultation today at (705) 230-2550 or online here to get the process started.