New York Separation Agreements Lawyers
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A Separation Agreement is a practical tool for couples that have separated, but are not ready to file for divorce. A divorce or separation proceeding is a process involving the court, and it may not proceed quickly. The couple, in the meantime, needs to continue with their lives, their jobs, the purchase or sale of property and the daily business of living.
All of these normal and necessary activities can be hampered by a pending divorce. Assets or real estate one spouse acquires during this time may be in danger of being considered as a marital assets. If the marital asset is in both parties names it will be very difficult to sell unless both spouses are in agreement concerning all aspects of the transaction. This is especially true with regard to the sale of the party’s home.
A Separation Agreement helps address these problems. It is an agreement between the spouses concerning how to divide any property and debts they have accumulated during the marriage. It may also contain provisions concerning child custody, support, and visitation. Resolving these issues quickly can have great practical benefits for the family, and it can help expedite any future proceedings.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Get On With Your Life
At the Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel, we understand the practical problems created by separation or divorce. Your well being is our first concern, and we will help you achieve solutions as quickly as possible. Legal separation orders are a further step towards divorce. A couple is legally separated only if the couple has successfully petitioned a court to recognize their separation. Living apart does not by itself constitute a legal separation for these purposes.
A legally separated couple may still reconcile, and in that case, if they do nothing, they remain married. Should the couple thereafter decide to get divorced they must start a new divorce proceeding.
Feel free to contact us online, or call toll free, any time, day or night, at 1-800-344-6431, or in Queens, Kings, New York, Richmond and the Bronx at 718-350-2802. You can also reach us in Nassau or Suffolk County at 516-561-6645. We welcome your inquires.