Rochester Divorce Attorney Explains What You Should Know About Separation Agreements
When someone comes to see me as a Rochester Divorce Attorney seeking information about a separation agreement, I explain that it usually means the husband and wife have a contract that sets forth how they intend to deal with the important issues of their marriage. They have a signed agreement that specifies who’s going to have custody, what the access schedule will be, how child support and other expenses will be handled, as well as what’s happening with the house, their retirement accounts, and the vehicles.
That means you have a contract. It could be 10 pages long, or it may be 20, 30, 40 pages or more – but you have a written, signed agreement or contract that both of you have signed – which outlines each of your respective rights and responsibilities. Once that document has been signed by both the husband and the wife, it’s filed in the county clerk’s office.
Do you want to know if a separation agreement is right for your marriage? Contact dedicated Rochester Divorce Attorney Michael Ranzenhofer for guidance.