A Legal Separation Agreement is often a first step on the road to a legal Divorce. The agreement is a contract between the husband and wife that outlines the division of the critical aspects of the couple’s life together. These items can include the care and custody of children between them, property and financial assets, and much more.
After signing a Legal Separation Agreement, a couple must live separate and apart from each other for at least a year before moving to Divorce proceedings. There are a number of specific legal and technical requirements that must be followed in creating a Legal Separation Agreement in order for it to be used as the basis for a Divorce proceeding. Errors or omissions in a Separation Agreement can create difficulties and struggles when a couple later desires to move on to finalize their Divorce so it is recommended that you enlist the services of an experienced divorce attorney, collaborative lawyer or divorce mediator when drafting your legal separation agreement.
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