Protect your legal and financial interests during a temporary separation.
For various reasons, spouses who are struggling in their marriage often decide to separate prior to, or instead of, divorce. For many, separating acts as either a cooling off period for couples having difficulty communicating or a slower adjustment toward what will ultimately become new living arrangements for the family.
For spouses who wish to separate, but do not want to pursue a final divorce decree at the time of mediation, we can assist you in achieving a fair and balanced separation agreement.
What We Help You Work Out in Mediation:
- How much child support is to be paid (if applicable)
- How often child support to be paid and how it will be paid
- A parenting plan for parenting separately, including a set visitation schedule
- How much alimony (if any) is to be paid
- Who is responsible for the joint bills
- Who will remain in the marital residence
- If you are due any type of joint refund such as tax refund, determine how they will be split
- If you have children, who will take the tax deduction for the children
- Health insurance coverage
- Loans and other debts