What Is Legal Separation?
A legal separation begins when you and your partner are living separate and apart. This means that you are living in separate houses or that you are living in the same residence but separate from each other. Knowing your date of separation will help you when calculating your equalization and division of property. This is different then Divorce. A separation does not have to be filed in the court, however, a divorce is a court order that will allow you to get re-married in the future. You must be separated for at least one year before you can file for divorce unless there are extenuating circumstances.
What Is A Separation Agreement?
A Separation Agreement is a legally binding contract that is drafted and agreed upon by both parties to help resolve all Family Law issues. These issues include but are not limited to custody, access, child support, spousal support and division of property. Ideally you should have your separation agreement drafted by a lawyer, however, it is not required. You can draft your own agreement, however, for it to be a binding legal agreement there are certain aspects that must be met, such as receiving Independent Legal Advice and Financial Disclosure. You must ensure that the agreement considers any children of the relationship, such issues include custody, access and child support.
Reviewing and Drafting Separation Agreement
When it comes time to draft and review your separation agreement you want to make sure that you have a top lawyer who will be on your side and draft the separation agreement with your interest in mind. Call Tailor Law today to schedule a consultation with a lawyer who will always fight for you and your family. If you have already drafted a separation agreement and you would like a lawyer to review the agreement, we would be happy to sit down with you and review the agreement and explain what you are getting in the agreement and if the agreement is giving you what you deserve. Call Tailor Law today and we will be happy to help you through your Separation.
How Much Does A Separation Cost?
Unfortunately, there is no way of determining the price of a separation upfront as it will depend on several circumstances, such as the amicability of the parties. This means that if the parties are willing to come to the negotiation table willing to discuss all issues civilly then this will reduce your legal costs. As will most legal cases the open the communication the faster and less expensive the matter will be. At Tailor Law, we are always upfront on our fees and will only bill you for the work put into your matter. We make sure that we conclude your matter in a timely fashion and in the best interest of you and your family.
If you are seeking assistance with your Separation you can call Tailor Law today to get help from our trained Lawyers who can help you navigate through the whirlwind of paperwork and emotions that come with deciding how to proceed.
If you have questions about your Separation or assistance with Independent Legal Advice please call us today to set up an appointment to speak with one of our Lawyers.