Help With Separation Agreements And Actions
Not every troubled marriage ends in divorce. Another option is obtaining a separation agreement or filing for a separation in court. Sometimes a party has a religious, personal or financial reason not to terminate the marriage — for example, a separated spouse might still be eligible for the other spouse’s health insurance policy. Divorced parties are not eligible to remain of those health insurance policies.
At the law firm of Andrew A. Bokser, we can explain the important role that separation agreements can play in your matrimonial situation. This is the document that can define the terms of a divorce or legal separation and help resolve difficult issues connected with alimony, property division, child custody, and child support and visitation.
A separation agreement can be made independent of a judge and court proceeding. However, a separation action must be filed in court in the same process as a divorce action. Mr. Bokser possesses more than 34 years of experience in assisting families in the Greater New York City Metro area. Refrain from signing any legal or marital agreement without contacting and consulting with him first. He will thoroughly and clearly draft a separation agreement to meet your needs.
When A Separation Agreement Is Right For You
As Mr. Bokser will explain on your initial consultation, a separation agreement addresses issues related to a legal separation or marital dissolution. Spouses can have them written previous to or following the filing of a divorce complaint. If drafted afterward, it will be considered a stipulation by the court.
Legal separation status is proper and recommended when spouses choose to resume receiving the benefits of the conditions of marriage while living apart. Mutual agreement on many divorce-like terms will be necessary, however, before legally separating.
As in any family law situation, your own personal legal needs deserve personalized, individual attention. The separation agreement he will draft for you will clearly spell out your obligations, solidly safeguard your rights and specifically address concerns such as marital property and debt division, spousal support and alimony, child custody and support, and visitation.
Mr. Bokser will have your best interests in mind every step of the way, from separation through divorce and post-divorce junctures.
Mr. Bokser has also drafted pre- and postnuptial agreements, if you wish to discuss that with him. If your spouse or intended spouse presents you with a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement Mr. Bokser will be glad to review any such document that was drafted by any other lawyer.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
When the state of your relationship makes a separation agreement necessary, you’ll want to contact Andrew A. Bokser. Call or email Andrew A. Bokser to schedule your initial consultation during business hours or by appointment on weeknights. You will appreciate the strategy he employs to resolve your unique legal needs.