Cherry Hill Separation Agreement Lawyer
An Overview of a New Jersey Separation Agreement
A separation agreement is a legally binding agreement between two spouses. It can serve a couple of different functions: (1) it can address certain child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and the appropriation of debt until a divorce, (2) it can address such issues if the couple wishes to remain married for religious reasons or other reasons such as maintaining medical coverage or some other personal belief and, (3) it can address financial issues while the couple "contemplates" whether or not they wish to get a divorce. Separation agreements are in some cases, a vital and necessary tool in separation and divorce cases, if you need legal advice, then you should contact a competent Cherry Hill separation agreement attorney sooner than later.
What issues does a separation agreement address?
As in any separation or divorce, there are extremely important issues that need to be addressed. For many couples, they worry about what will happen to their assets, debts, property, motor vehicles, life insurance policies, investment accounts and of course their child custody, visitation and support matters in the event of a separation or divorce. A separation agreement addresses all these issues in an organized and legal manner, making sure that all bases are covered. In fact, with a legal separation the debts and assets may be "frozen" and made separate for each spouse accordingly. Furthermore, a New Jersey separation agreement may address the following issues:
- Child support;
- Spousal support;
- Child care expenses;
- Health insurance;
- Who pays the household bills; for example, the utilities, rent or mortgage;
- Distribution of assets;
- Who is responsible for which debts;
- Payment for counsel fees;
- Payment for property taxes;
- Tax returns;
- Back taxes; and
- Any other relevant expenses.
New Jersey Divorce Attorney
There is no such thing as a formal proceeding called "legal separation" in New Jersey; however, if two spouses wish to separate yet remain married, or if they want to address their financial and child custody issues while they contemplate divorce, they can have an attorney assist them with drafting a separation agreement. Separation agreements can be a powerful and effective tool while you are considering divorce or while you become separated, but legally married. If you would like more information on separation agreements, divorce or any other family law issue, please contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Tejal V. Patel, LLC today.
To learn more about your rights and responsibilities in a separation, contact a Cherry Hill separation agreement lawyer from the firm today.