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Separation & Divorce

Separation Agreements

When a separation occurs, all families experience the pressures of changing circumstances and new financial worries. As your family law lawyers, we’ll help you to negotiate the details of a Separation Agreement to be able to move forward with your life confidently.

Creating a Separation Agreement that you can rely on is about effective, principled and client-focused negotiation based on a deep and detailed knowledge of family law. That’s where we can make a difference. We’ll be there to help you understand your legal rights and obligations and work with you to negotiate and draft the best Separation Agreement possible.

Details Matter

As with most things in life, the devil is in the details. Choosing the right lawyer to help you prepare your Separation Agreement can avoid future disagreement over issues that you had thought were settled and new legal problems. A well-drafted Separation Agreement can also make finalizing your divorce much easier.

The Process

To begin with, we’ll help you organize your financial information to lay the foundation of a secure property settlement and to make your Agreement as fair and final as possible. Then we’ll walk you through all of the elements required for a complete Separation Agreement so that you can feel assured that your future is settled, both financially and legally.

The terms of a Separation Agreement will significantly affect your life and your children’s lives for many years. Getting it right the first time is worth the time and effort. Negotiating a Separation Agreement is often the most cost-effective way of finalizing the issues facing a separating couple. After we have helped you to finalize your Separation Agreement you will be able to move forward with your life knowing that the terms agreed to are clear and enforceable now and in the future. A well-drafted Separation Agreement will deal with issues such as the following:

  • A detailed parenting plan;
  • The division of property, including equitable sharing of all assets and debts, including the matrimonial home, pensions and all other property;
  • Details about the child support and/or spousal support agreed to, including terms for when the support can be changed and when it will end;
  • Terms to ensure reasonable life insurance and benefit coverage will be in place for as long as needed; and
  • Full and final releases for any legal claims not specifically agreed to in the Agreement.

A Separation Agreement is the best way to help separating spouses create a game plan to move forward with all aspects of their lives. Our lawyers have the training and experience to guide you through this process so you will have the confidence of knowing that you have a fair and well-drafted Separation Agreement that you can rely on no matter what life brings your way.