For couples looking for an effective way to separate without spending much time and money on legal aspects, settling things outside the court can be an easy option.
This can be achieved by retaining a lawyer, providing complete disclosure and settling all issues through a separation agreement. Julie I. Guindon is a well-experienced family lawyer whom you can trust with drafting separation agreements in Ottawa.
What Is a Separation Agreement?
A separation agreement is a legally binding contract between spouses created at
the time of separation. The agreement also specifies each party’s rights.
For instance, the contract sets out the framework for child custody, property
issues, pending debts between spouses and so on.
Why Opt for Separation Agreement?
The process of going through divorce is a tedious task. It involves a lengthy court procedure and can be incredibly costly. Both parties need to attend court as it is the judge who makes a final call after considering child custody, support, access or division of property.
Having a separation agreement makes things much easier during separation. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to get separated from your spouse. The parties will have to bear the additional costs if there are unexpected delays in courts.
A separation agreement drafted by lawyers will take into consideration the rights of both
spouses and their children to ensure a fair settlement.
Benefits of a separation agreement include: