A separation agreement can save you time and expense while supporting you and your children’s rights throughout the separation process and into your post-divorce future. Taking the time to hammer out a solid separation agreement now is worth the effort.
If you are moving toward a divorce in the State of North Carolina, you and your spouse will need to be separated for a year before one of you can file. This separation can mean living in separate homes, but it can also mean remaining in your family home and living separate lives. While you aren’t required to have a separation agreement during this period, it can provide you with the structure you seek – along with the protection of your rights that you need – during the separation period and beyond. If you and your spouse are separating, consult with an experienced Charlotte family attorney today.
Your separation can be something like a trial run for your divorce, and before your divorce can be finalized, you’re going to need to come to mutually acceptable terms on all of the following components of divorce (or the court will provide you with terms during the divorce process), including:
By reaching a separation agreement, you will have the opportunity to test out some of these terms and to determine if they are appropriate for your divorce – or if they need tweaking. Ultimately, you need divorce terms that protect your rights and that allow you and your children to smoothly transition into your post-divorce future.
Your separation agreement, once signed and notarized, becomes a legal document that will be upheld by the court. Having a separation agreement can provide you with distinct advantages throughout your separation and beyond. These include:
A thoughtful, well-considered separation agreement can help save you time, expense, and stress, and the dedicated family attorneys at Blood Law in Charlotte can help you negotiate terms that address your family’s unique needs while protecting your rights. At Blood Law, our focus is family law, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 704.256.5232 today.
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