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Separation Agreements

Separation Agreement Attorneys – Wake County, NC

During the divorce process, many parties will choose to put a Separation Agreement in place. A Separation Agreement is a written, legal, binding contract between a married couple. This agreement can be used to divide property and marital debt, set out child custody schedules and child support payments, outline any alimony payments, and more. The family law attorneys at McNeil Law Firm can guide you through the process of drafting and negotiating a Separation Agreement. We’ll gather all necessary information, talk with you about your rights and options, and help put together a Separation Agreement designed to protect you and your loved ones as best as possible.

Common topics addressed within a Separation Agreement include:

  • Child custody schedule
  • Which parent has decision-making authority, or whether that will be shared
  • How holidays and summer vacations will be divided
  • What residence will be used for school-assignment purposes
  • Child support payments (amount, due date, how long, etc.)
  • Who pays medical insurance for the child(ren)
  • Alimony payments (will it be waived, who will pay, how much, etc.)
  • How marital debts will be divided (such as credit cards, car payments, and house payments)
  • How marital assets will be divided (house, retirement accounts, furniture, etc.)
  • And more

At McNeil Law Firm, we understand that going through a divorce affects every part of your life. That’s why our family law attorneys fight hard to protect you and your loved ones, and we don’t back down. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation: (919) 803-6778.

Separation Agreements Frequently Asked Questions

What is a separation agreement?

A separation agreement is a written contract between a married couple that is often created when a couple is planning to divorce. The agreement can cover topics including child custody arrangements, child support payments, alimony, distribution of marital assets (house, retirement accounts, etc.), and more.

Do I need a separation agreement to be legally separated?

In North Carolina, you are considered legally separated on the day when you first begin to live separate and apart from your spouse. That said, putting a separation agreement in place as soon as possible can help protect you and your loved ones. It also helps you consider and tackle difficult issues (like child custody, alimony, and more) now.

Can I draft a separation agreement without a lawyer?

Technically, yes; however, a separation agreement (and divorce!) can get pretty complicated, especially when there are children involved, marital debt or marital assets, or a need for alimony payments. A family law attorney can help walk you through the process of drafting a thorough separation agreement that is designed to provide the most protection possible for you and your loved ones.

McNeil Law Firm

phone: (919) 803-6778
fax: (919) 803-6781

226 West Millbrook
Raleigh, NC 27609

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