The divorce process can be complicated and lengthy. This is because it can be difficult to reach an agreement on all of the various issues that need to be addressed in a divorce. However, that does not mean that you and your spouse need to become entangled in long and drawn out litigation. If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, then one of the best things you can do is begin to work towards resolving the issues in your case via a separation agreement. By putting a separation agreement into place early on, you can set the tone for a smooth divorce process.
Not Required, But Recommended
Technically, you do not need to have a separation agreement in place in order to get divorced. However, separation agreements can be helpful in a variety of way. A separation agreement can help reduce the overall cost of the divorce process. It can give the parties control over matters are important to him or her. And, it can shorten the overall length of the divorce process. If you are able to work with your spouse, through the help of counsel, to enter into a separation agreement, there is a good chance you will be able to settle your divorce without the need for litigation.
A separation agreement encompasses not just when and how a couple will begin to live apart, but it also sets forth the parties’ agreements regarding the custody and support of their minor child, alimony, the division of property, the payment of counsel fees, insurance issues, taxes, etc.
The attorneys at Brodsky, Renehan, Pearlstein & Bouquet are experienced in drafting and reviewing separation agreement that hold up in court and which inure to our client’s best interests. Divorce can be complicated, and you don’t want to overlook key issues which may cause your divorce to get messy later on. With the help of our knowledgeable attorneys, you will be able to get your divorce on the right track as soon as possible.