At Baker Newby LLP our separation agreements are drafted with the latest statute and case law in mind. It is always best to consult a lawyer before signing an agreement, for it may be difficult to make changes in the future and you want to be best protected from any un-expected future court challenges.
If an agreement is not reached between spouses or with the assistance of a mediator, court may be necessary, leaving the terms of the agreement up to a judge.
Why should I use a Separation Agreement?
A Separation Agreement gives you more control than the court process. A Separation Agreement allows both parties to come to an agreement on aspects such as Parenting Time and Property Division, in a way that works best for your family.
A Separation Agreement can also cut down on costs, such as the cost of going to court. However, a Separation Agreement does require both parties to act reasonably.
What is included in a Separation Agreement?
A Separation Agreement can include:
- Guardianship and Parenting time;
- Child Support;
- Spousal Support;
- Property Division;
- Asset Division;
- Debt Division;
- Freedom from interference; and
- Many more concerns.
A Separation Agreement does not legally end your marriage or common law relationship.
Does a Separation Agreement have to cover everything?
No. A Separation Agreement can simply include an agreement on Spousal Support or Child Support. Separation Agreements can be tailored to your family’s needs.
When can I get a Separation Agreement?
You can create a Separation Agreement at anytime. Separation Agreements may be created before or after someone files for divorce.
For more tailored answers to your questions, please contacts our offices at (604) 792-1376.
Our lawyers have extensive knowledge in crafting Separation Agreements. Contact our offices at (604) 792-1376 to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers today.