Legal Separation: Remain Married, But Have The Protection Of A Divorce
The Importance Of The Separation Agreement, Decree of Divorce and Shared Parenting Plan
These are the key documents resulting from a divorce or dissolution or custody action. Creating a document both sides agree on can be an arduous and painful process. These documents explains how property and debts are to be divided, what arrangements have been made for the custody of children, and the terms under which each parent will have access to them. Terms for financial support for the child (and sometimes for the spouse) are laid out.
The two sides may finalize a divorce custody case in court or they may settle outside court by negotiating the terms of a separation agreement, decree of divorce and/or a shared parenting plan through mediation, direct negotiation or the collaborative law process, signing the resulting document(s) and submitting them to the court prior to the final hearing.
There is no substitute for the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer when negotiating the terms of a divorce, dissolution or legal separation. We are glad to represent our clients in whichever process is right for them.