SEPARATION AGREEMENT LAWYER MARKHAM
When filing for divorce or ending a cohabiting relationship, there are certain issues the couple need to resolve such as:
- Child Custody and Access
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Division of Property
- Disposition of Marital Home
Each of these issues are better resolved by creating a separation agreement. The separation agreement can contain details about each of these issues, as well as others. The separation agreement is also used as a guideline when reviewing the child custody and access arrangement, child support and spousal support issues.
Who Is Responsible for Creating the Separation Agreement?
The courts generally encourage the couple to attempt to create the separation agreement on their own through negotiation and mediation. If these do not work, then arbitration is recommended. If there are still outstanding issues after exhausting these methods, or fi the couple do not wish to explore these alternative dispute resolution options, the court will decide for the couple.
As such, it is best for the couple to make their own decisions and not rely solely on the court to decide on their behalf. Even in contested (contentious) divorces, couples can attempt to create the separation agreement with the assistance of their respective separation agreement lawyers in Markham.
The lawyers convey the wishes of each person and attempt to act as the intermediary so the couple can remain in separate and not have to try to reach an agreement face-to-face.
In uncontested (amicable) divorces, where the couple can draft and create the separation agreement without any issues, it is highly recommended to have a qualified Markham separation lawyer review the agreement before you sign it to ensure it is in your best interests and meets the requirements of a legally binding agreement.
At AP Lawyers, we have negotiated and created hundreds of separation agreements. If you have further questions or need assistance creating your separation agreement, do not hesitate to contact our family law firm in Markham.