When a couple decides to go their separate ways, it leads to a variety of emotions. It’s very common for these emotions to spill over into the legal aspect of the separation process. When this happens, couples tend to get locked into legal battles over custody, parenting time and how to divide their assets. An alternative to this is to turn the adversarial divorce process into a collaborative project and work out a separation agreement with your spouse.
The process of drawing up a separation agreement entails working with your ex-partner to decide the common issues of divorce, including property division. While putting emotions aside and working to look at your situation as objectively as possible is important for the separation agreement process, it’s also important to protect your own rights and interests. During the separation agreement process, you should still have your own legal representation to ensure that you fully understand the terms of the agreement.
It’s also possible that the process of trying to get a separation agreement is not successful. In these circumstances, it’s important to have someone protecting your interests who are already familiar with your case and the aspects that are causing issues.
While many people first thinking about a divorce or going through the beginning steps may think that finding common ground with a soon-to-be ex-spouse is just about impossible, a lawyer who works in family law can help. At Laughlin & Company, we see the common issues that come up in the divorce and separation process on a regular basis and can help you understand how to navigate these often complicated challenges and work out a separation agreement.
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