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Separation Agreements

S & K provides the negotiating and drafting Separation Agreements.

 Brian Sadur and Donny Knepper are attorneys who are experienced in negotiating and drafting Separation Agreements.

A Separation Agreement (also referred to as a “post-nuptial” or “post-marital” agreement) is a contract that resolves the issues between spouses, including child custody, support and division of property. Virtually all aspects of the breakup can be settled through agreement, if the parties are willing. While a Separation Agreement deals with sensitive and personal issues, in the eyes of the Court they are interpreted as any other type of contract.

Separation Agreements are the preferred method of ending a marriage. They are far more peaceful than going through a divorce trial. Even though negotiations sometimes get heated, an agreement can avoid the time, expense, uncertainty, and anguish involved in prolonged litigation.

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Separation Agreements are the preferred method of ending a marriage.

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A Separation Agreement can be as simple or as detailed as the parties desire.

A Separation Agreement can be as simple or as detailed as the parties desire. Sometimes, given the circumstances of your separation, you need a very detailed agreement. For example, you may need to have it in writing exactly when and where your ex-spouse will pick up the children and where they will go and what time they will return. Other times, the parties are able work with a more general agreement that allows for flexibility.

The Separation Agreement will usually be incorporated into the final order for divorce. There are different procedural mechanisms to turn your agreement into a court order. Regardless of the method you use to create the court order, the terms of the agreement remain the same regardless. What is affected, however, are the legal procedures at your disposal if your ex-spouse violates the agreement.

 

Brian and Donny are available to meet with you to discuss Separation Agreements in greater detail. Any particular Separation Agreement is unique to the people who created it. While there are some provisions that are common to all agreements, the provisions of the agreement that will affect your life on a practical and daily basis require thoughtful consideration.

 

Brian and Donny are here to help.

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