Some Maryland couples who seriously contemplate divorce decide to draft a separation agreement. This type of agreement can detail your resolution of a number of issues that will need to be addressed during their separation. It also helps couples think about the things that they'll need to deal with if they decide to move on to a divorce.
Every couple will have different issues to address in their separation agreement. We work with couples to draft an agreement that fits their needs. It can include things such as how property will be divided, who will stay in the primary residence, child support, custody and visitation. It can also address who be responsible for expenses such as utilities, home maintenance costs and mortgage payments as well as things like insurance premiums and loan payments.
Some couples are able to resolve their major issues on their own, especially if they don't have children or have been married only a short time. Sample separation agreements are available at websites like FindLaw to help you get started.
However, you need a separation agreement that will be approved by a Maryland court. You also want to ensure that you haven't overlooked anything. That's why experienced legal guidance is essential to drafting the final agreement. Steven J. Gaba, Attorney and Counselor at Law has almost two decades of experience in family law here in Maryland.
We can put that experience to use to draft a separation agreement that will help ease the stress of the situation and help minimize disputes. Call or contact us online to schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you.