One of the first things family law clients often say to me is “I need a legal separation.” Your separation is in and of itself, neither legal nor illegal. These clients need a separation agreement which is a written contract between the spouses providing that they agree to live separate and apart from each other. A separation agreement can be used by married and common law spouses to resolve their arrangements for their children, support, possession of the home and contents of married spouses, payment of debts, maintenance of life insurance, the division of property and anything else the parties believe is necessary. The scope of a separation agreement is almost unlimited and I will custom make a separation agreement to meet your needs and circumstances. Parties who have successfully completed a separation agreement often have nothing left to dispute, so that the divorce Application can be completed easily, more quickly and less expensively.
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