Jacobson Family Law: Separation Agreement
Have you recently separated from your spouse or considering separating? If so, a separation agreement, or a property settlement agreement, may be the best way to ensure that you and your spouse address all of the issues arising from your marital relationship.
A separation agreement is a legally binding contract between spouses that clearly spells out each spouse’s rights and obligations concerning alimony, custody, child support, and property division. It can also address issues such as business interests, debts/expenses and income taxes.
A separation agreement is helpful in that it 1) reduces the length of the court process; 2) allows for the parties to make decisions that are best for themselves and their family instead of allowing a judge make the decisions for them; 3) reduces the costs associated with a lengthy contentious divorce.
While there are sample separation agreements available online, it is helpful to have an experienced Maryland divorce attorney at Jacobson Family Law to assist in drafting a separation agreement to ensure that it complies with the applicable Maryland law. Additionally, an experienced divorce attorney at Jacobson Family Law can address common issues that arise between divorcing spouses, as well as, issues specific to your unique family.
If you have been asked to sign a separation agreement by your spouse, an experienced attorney at Jacobson Family Law can assist you by reviewing the separation agreement, explaining the legal ramifications and negotiating the issues that are of the most importance to you. It is important that you not sign any document before first seeking the professional legal advice of an experienced divorce attorney.
Once a separation agreement is signed, except in rare circumstances, the courts cannot alter the conditions of your separation agreement unless it is related to custody or child support.
Schedule an appointment today with an attorney at Jacobson Family Law to discuss your separation agreement matter today.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE AREAS:
- Alimony/Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Collaborative Divorce
- Contempt Proceedings
- Marital Property Division
- Name Change
- Pre- and Post - Nuptial Agreements
- Protective Orders
- Separation Agreements
- Estate Planning