Divorce and Separation Lawyer Buffalo NY
What If You and Your Spouse Separate?
When you and your spouse physically separate, one thing you can do is enter into a Separation Agreement. A Separation Agreement is a written contract between you and your Spouse that resolves all of the issues of the marriage including Child Support, Maintenance (formerly called alimony), Custody, Visitation, and the Division of Marital Property. If the parties later wish to get Divorced, the Separation Agreement (if duly recorded with the County Clerk) can serve as Grounds for Divorce.
The problem with a separation agreement is that you have to be able to come to an agreement (unless you want to sue for a Judgment of Separation) and you will have to pay for services twice if you later want to get divorced.
If you can come to an agreement now you may as well save money and do an Uncontested Divorce using NO FAULT as your grounds for Divorce. Visit my Uncontested Divorce Website for more information.
Separation by Agreement
The Separation Agreement is a detailed written agreement that should be prepared by an Attorney. The agreement says that the parties will live separate and apart according to the agreement with respect to Child Support, Maintenance Custody, Visitation, and the Division of Marital Property.
Judgment of Separation
Another form of separation in New York is through a Judgment of Separation granted by the Supreme Court. This judgment is based on having grounds for separation.
If you want a divorce and are searching for an experienced Divorce Attorney, near Buffalo, New York, look no further.
Please call (716)-656-7676 or CONTACT US for your free consultation. The first consultation is always free, and you will always speak directly to Stephen K. Underwood.
Stephen K. Underwood, Divorce Attorney
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