WHAT IS A SEPARATION AGREEMENT?


A separation agreement may be useful if you and your spouse agree to reside separate and apart, but you are not ready to legally divorce.A separation agreement is a written agreement that you and your spouse voluntarily sign, and the court does not have any involvement.A separation agreement typically covers important issues such as child support and spousal support.If you and your spouse enter into a separation agreement, and then a year later decide to seek a divorce New York has what is known as a conversion divorce.


Through this mechanism parties may seek a divorce pursuant to a separation decree or a separation agreement if the party seeking the divorce has substantially complied with the terms of the separation decree or the separation agreement.


If you believe a separation agreement is right for you, the attorneys at Capetola & Divins, P.C. are here to help guide you throughout the process.

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