A Separation Agreement is a legally enforceable contract between spouses who have separated with the intention to divorce. A well-crafted Separation Agreement can address the legal issues arising from separation and divorce, such as distribution of marital property and debt, child custody, child support and spousal support.
A Separation Agreement can help minimize conflicts regarding raising and supporting your children. It can help define the future relationship of the parties. We will work with you to tailor your Agreement to your specific situation.
Typical issues addressed by a Separation Agreement
- Decision making regarding the children.
- Physical Custody schedule.
- Custody exchange times and places.
- Child Support.
- Distribution of Marital Assets and Debts.
- Inheritance Rights.
- Spousal Support.
Have you and your spouse agreed on terms?
- We can put those terms in a legally enforceable North Carolina Separation Agreement.
- If you have a Memorandum of Agreement from a Mediation, we can incorporate those terms in a legally enforceable North Carolina Separation Agreement or Consent Order.
- If you provide us with a detailed outline of the matters agreed to, we can provide a Separation Agreement for a fixed fee of $750, usually within 48 hours.
Separation Agreement Packages
- Simple Separation Agreement - $250.
This Agreement provides that you and your spouse are legally separated and may manage your financial transactions independent of each other. This Agreement does not include detailed provisions regarding the distribution of marital assets, child custody or support.
- Separation Agreement With Agreed-Upon Terms - $750
You provide us with all the details regarding the terms you and your spouse have agreed upon. These provisions may address marital property distribution, child custody, child support and spousal support. We will prepare a legally enforceable Separation Agreement to reflect the decisions made by you and your spouse.
- Proposed Separation Agreement with Negotiation and Modifications - $1,200
If you and your spouse are still negotiating the terms of your separation, we can prepare a proposed Separation Agreement containing the terms you desire. You may then present that to your spouse as a proposal in your negotiation. This package includes up to two hours of attorney time beyond the drafting of the Agreement for negotiations with the other party or their attorney. We will make modifications to the Separation Agreement as negotiations progress. Once both parties have agreed to the terms, we will send you a final Separation Agreement along with instructions as to how the Agreement should be signed by you and your spouse.
How to get started
Send us the names of both parties, the issues to be included and whether there is agreement between the spouses. We will then suggest which of our Separation Agreement packages is best for your specific needs.