Bergen County Separation Agreement Lawyer
In New Jersey, you can separate from your spouse without ending the marriage formally. Making the decision to separate from your spouse is a complex and emotional decision. You do not have to manage the process on your own. Let our Bergen County family law attorneys help.
Arons & Solomon Divorce Lawyers has helped families with their complex legal issues for decades. We strive to help couples seek satisfactory resolutions to their most pressing problems.
Contact our law offices today at (201) 487-1199 to schedule your free consultation to discuss your separation agreement.
How Arons & Solomon Divorce Lawyers Can Help You With Your Separation Agreement in New Jersey
Navigating the legal complexities of separation and separation agreements is difficult. Our experienced team of attorneys will guide you through the process to help you obtain the right outcome for you and your spouse.
Our family law attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience. You can trust that we will do things the right way.
When you hire Arons & Solomon Divorce Lawyers we will:
- Listen to the details and nuances of your specific case
- Communicate and handle negotiations with opposing parties
- Guide you through the legal separation process and offer sound legal advice
- Ensure your separation agreement provides you with the best possible outcome
- Keep you updated on your case as it progresses
Contact our family law attorneys in New Jersey today to find out more. Remember, your first consultation will always be offered free of charge.
What is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in NJ?
Divorce is not the only option for spouses who want to live separately. In New Jersey, you have the option to separate from your spouse without formally ending the marriage.
There are a few key differences between a divorce and a legal separation. You still remain legally married in a separation. In addition, legal separation allows you to retain some of the perks of marriage, including health insurance and social security benefits.
On the other hand, spouses are still responsible for each other’s debts, whereas in a divorce, this issue would be resolved during the proceedings.
Divorce and legal separation also have some similarities. For example, in both legal separation and divorce, the court will make decisions on child custody, child visitation, spousal support, and property division.
Making a decision on whether to get a divorce or a legal separation can be tough. If reconciliation is possible, legal separation might be the right answer for you and your spouse. An experienced family law attorney will be able to walk you through the pros and cons of both options.
What are the Requirements for a Legal Separation?
There are no formal requirements for a legal separation like in a divorce. As discussed further below, a separation agreement is a contract between spouses.
Therefore, all you need for a legal separation is a valid marriage and an intent to enter the agreement. The agreement will stay in place until the couple reconciles or decides to dissolve their marriage.
What is a Separation Agreement?
A separation agreement is essentially a written contract between two spouses that becomes legally binding once signed and notarized. Separation agreements are designed to resolve the typical issues that may arise in a divorce case.
These issues may include:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Property division
- Parenting time
- Management of assets and debts
Perhaps the most alluring aspect of signing a separation agreement is that the agreement can be made without ever having to involve the court. As long as you and your spouse are able to resolve these issues together or with the assistance of a family law attorney, you can avoid an otherwise lengthy court process.
Separation agreements are legally binding, which means that the court can enforce the agreement if your spouse goes against the terms laid out in the agreement. If you and your spouse cannot agree to terms, a judge can issue a temporary order to resolve the issues using the same standards it would for divorce.
To determine child custody, the court will consider the child’s best interest. For property division, the court will seek to distribute the property equitably between each spouse. This may or may not mean a 50/50 split.
Arons & Solomon Divorce Lawyers has decades of experience drafting settlement agreements for couples in New Jersey. Call today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Contact Our New Jersey Divorce Lawyers Today
At Arons & Solomon Divorce Lawyers our separation agreement lawyers are here to help you achieve some peace of mind with your legal separation. Do not hesitate to call our New Jersey law offices today to schedule your free consultation and find out more about what we can do for you.