If you are thinking about separating, or have already separated from your spouse, you may be able to save money by working together to agree on financial matters and custody arrangements.
If you can agree…
- you can save money and time spent arguing and paying more money to an attorney.
- you can make decisions as to the assignment of assets and debts
- you can decide a parenting schedule for custody
- you can decide amounts and payment schedules for alimony and/or child support
But you must make sure that the agreement actually says what you want it to say, and does what you want it to do. Does it need to be notarized? What happens if you can’t agree on everything? Is your spouse wanting it all? Is there significant property left out of the document? Can your spouse make you sign? Hiring an attorney to review or draft the agreement will ensure that your wishes are followed and the court will not throw out the agreement in a future lawsuit. Call Jeff today…