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How to Construct a Solid Separation Agreement

If you and your spouse are having issues, you may decide to separate before deciding to divorce or reconcile.

If you will be separating for an extended amount of time, it may be wise to construct a agreement that outlines the rights and obligations of each party during the separation. If you eventually decide to divorce, the separation agreement can also be used as a divorce agreement.

For a separation agreement to be successful, you and your spouse must mutually approve a few key items. If you are having a hard time seeing eye to eye with your spouse, an attorney with separation agreement experience can help.

What Is Covered in a Separation Agreement?

A Separation Agreement generally splits marital responsibilities and assets between the parties involved.

This type of agreement usually covers the following:

  • financial support;
  • child support;
  • child custody;
  • debts;
  • taxes;
  • personal and joint property;
  • savings; and
  • investments.

Every family situation is different and every couple is unique, so there is no exact blueprint for what should in a separation agreement. An attorney can construct the perfect agreement for you and your partner’s situation.

What You Shouldn’t Do with a Separation Agreement

An agreement of this nature must be voluntary for both parties involved. If it’s discovered that either party was coerced into signing the document, it could be viewed as contempt of court for the other party and the agreement will likely be deemed invalid.

The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher Is Here for You

Separations and divorce can be extremely difficult for all parties involved. Let our attorneys take care of the legal responsibilities for you. We are a compassionate firm that will do everything we can to ensure you have a well-thought-out separation agreement.

Call our firm today at (352) 503-4111 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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