Even before you separate it is important that you start protecting your wages, bank accounts, property, children, and yourself. Dobson Law can help you draft a separation agreement. A separation agreement is a written contract that outlines how a couple intends to divide assets including, but not limited to: cars, realty property, debt, and even custody and child support.
A separation agreement does not have to be all inclusive. If there are areas where the parties can agree, then the separation agreement may only cover those areas. This prevents the couple from having to pay attorneys, mediators, and other experts to fight over topics they can already agree on. The areas that cannot be agreed on, but handle through mediation or litigation. Many amicable couples use separation agreements to resolve most, if not all, issues.
Having a notarized separation agreement can often speed the process up when it comes to the day that divorce can finalize. A separation agreement can be integrated into the divorce decrease, preventing months of hearings and attorney and court costs.
If you are in need of a separation agreement, please reach out to Dobson Law Firm at 919-591-2240. We offer free consultations to all new clients.