Most couples seeking a separation hope to work through their issues to build a stronger marriage. However, those who cannot resolve their conflicts often find that a separation agreement provides a building block that enables them to work through the divorce process more easily and with less stress. Many married couples experience such significant conflicts that they know their marriages must end. However, others may feel they can potentially resolve their conflicts by spending some time apart while they undergo counseling to work through their issues.
In the early days of a marriage, couples could simply take up different residences to separate. However, when they have children or face other complex issues, they need to create a legal agreement that protects their rights while they work through their issues. Though not required by law, a separation agreement is highly recommended, especially if there are significant assets at risk or children involved. A separation agreement is a legally binding contract that enumerates the rights and obligations of each spouse during a separation. Many of the details are similar to a divorce agreement, covering topics such as spousal support, child support, child custody, and visitation rights.
Every separation agreement is different, and every couple has different needs and desires that must be considered. The Family Law Attorneys at DiOrio & Sereni, LLP have years of experience in creating separation agreements. We will work with both you and your spouse in this troubling time to come to an equitable arrangement that satisfies all parties involved.
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