Many times, you and your spouse can reach an agreement in which you agree to separate, divide your property, settle spousal support issues, as well as custody and child support (more typically, however, custody and child support are resolved by consent orders). A separation and property settlement agreement (“separation agreement”) is a contract in which some or all of your issues are resolved. It is a product of an agreement negotiated between you and your spouse. It can be much faster and cost-effective than litigation. Separation agreements should be entered before a divorce is granted or you may waive your rights to certain matters.
Our Monroe attorneys can assist and guide you in negotiating and preparing agreements that best address your situation.