Separation Agreement

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

 

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