When you are going through a separation from your spouse, you must necessarily address many issues. You will need to decide how you will divide your property and whether either you or your spouse may require financial support in order to be able to survive. You may have children, and their custody and support may also be at issue. Finally, you and your spouse may have debts and you may need to decide which of you will be responsible for paying them.
Divorces can be contentious and highly emotional. It is still possible, however, for some couples to reach agreements regarding how all of their important issues will be handled. If you are able to reach an agreement with your spouse regarding all outstanding issues, you may file your agreement with the court, and it will become a court order in your divorce.
In some cases, an agreement is only reachable through negotiation or mediation. In others, an agreement may not be reached and the court will make the decisions for the parties. Most people like you, however, wish to resolve the issues left from their relationships in order to move forward, and it is often possible to do so without judicial intervention.
Our lawyers and mediators are practiced in negotiation. We represent clients in securing separation agreements that are reasonable and fair, while protecting our clients’ interests. Our mediators operate as neutral facilitators, helping parties reach agreements that are beneficial to both in order to avoid expensive and emotional litigation. We understand that most people would rather have some control over the decisions affecting their lives rather than leaving it up to a judge. We have gathered helpful information for people who are separating on our separation agreementspage.
Laughlin & Company Lawyers Mediators
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