Separation Agreement Lawyers Scarborough
There are certain issues that must be resolved when there is a breakdown in a marriage or when cohabitating couples separate. These could include:
- Division of Property
- Disposition of the Marital/Cohab Home
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody and Access
If the couple has a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement in place, then this document is reviewed first to determine what, if any, outstanding issues still remain. If you have been diligent in creating a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement, then this can serve as your separation agreement.
However, if you do not have one of these documents, or there are outstanding issues not covered in the document, then parties are encouraged to negotiate to reach a suitable separation agreement. They can use mediation or arbitration prior to taking matters to trial.
Even if the other party is open to reaching an agreement, it is important to seek your own legal advice from our separation agreement lawyer in Scarborough. Our goal is to help ensure you understand your legal rights and the impacts decisions can have to help you make the right choices that are in your best interests.
We want you to receive a fair settlement, and to have an agreement that is drafted correctly, is legally binding, and is without any ambiguity. We have seen cases where parties created their own separation agreements, but they lacked clarity, agreed to give away more property than they had to, and other such issues.
For help creating your separation agreement, please contact our family law firm in Scarborough to schedule a consultation appointment with our separation agreement lawyer today!