Legal Separation Agreement Financial Mediation Services
Per DivorceNet.com, a legal separation is an alternative to divorce that may be elected for a variety of personal reasons.
With a legal separation, many formalities of divorce are still required including legal paperwork, decisions amongst spouses about child custody and support matters, spousal support and property division and obtaining final judgment from the courts. A critical part of the legal separation process for many couples includes developing a separation agreement which is a legally-binding contract that outlines how many matters will be handled during a separation period including, but not limited to:
- where children will live and who will have custody
- how living expenses will be paid
- any child or spousal support to be paid
- how community property owned prior to the separation date will be managed or divided
- how property obtained after separation date will be treated
As many of these aspects are financial in nature, a CDFA can be a valuable resource for support in mediating your separation or post-nuptial agreement. The terms reached can then be used as the basis for a separation agreement and can often represent a framework that can be used in a divorce scenario.
Post-Nuptial Agreement Financial Mediation Services
A post-nuptial agreement is another option gaining more popularity with couples who are seeking options for reconciliation without divorcing or separating. Legal advice should be obtained to ensure your objectives and any resulting post-nuptial agreement will be valid and enforceable. However, for applicable cases in which financial separation may be a primary goal of a post-nuptial agreement, a CDFA can offer expert guidance and support to mediate your agreement terms. These terms will then be transitioned to a legal professional to ensure they are incorporated into a valid and enforceable agreement.
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Square One Financial Services, Inc. does not provide legal advice and advises clients to seek legal counsel to understand applicability, validity and enforceability of these options in the context of their personal situation and case details.