What is a Separation Agreement
At Thomas and Associates, our team of separation lawyers offer divorce and family law legal services focusing on the needs of the client. When searching for a divorce lawyer and a supporting family law firm, you want a team you can trust. You can be confident that Thomas and Associates law firm will give your case the time and energy it deserves.
Facing legal matters can be unpleasant, but we are committed to our clients with compassionate representation and comprehensive hands-on legal services. We spend the time necessary to understand each client’s communication styles and preferences, which enables us to deliver both successful legal results as well as excellent personal service.
What Should be Included in a Separation Agreement
Separation Agreements can deal with how a couple intends to share their assets when they part ways and the child support for any children of the family. This separation agreement will set out their intention to live apart.
Some issues that may be addressed in the separation agreement include:
- What is going to happen to the family home? Who is going to live there? Will it be sold?
- What is to happen to savings and inheritances?
- Arrangements for children: Where they should live, where they should go to school, who they should have contact with
Difference between Legal Separation & Divorce:
Separation means that you are legally married to your spouse but have decided to live separately in individual homes. Divorce is when you and your spouse have decided not to be legally married to one another anymore.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is for couples who have decided to separate and wish to work productively towards an agreement. Mediation is a voluntary and private approach to reaching a resolution with the assistance of a neutral mediator. The mediator provides structure and helps you work through the challenges and questions you may face. The mediator does not make decisions for you, but manages and directs the conversation, and offers a structure that prioritizes what’s important. Our attorneys at Thomas and Associates are experienced in mediation and will help to keep the conversations on track, organize and analyze all of your information, and help you understand the possibilities for addressing your goals and concerns.
Why Choose Thomas & Associates?
Our team at Thomas and Associates meets our clients during some of the most stressful and trying times in their lives. We understand what is at stake and have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients preserve what they value most. Our ultimate goal is ensuring our clients’ well-being, both in the confidence gained from an experienced and knowledgeable legal team, and the comfort offered from our attorneys willing to take the time to navigate you through what is often a complicated and emotional process.
Our separation lawyers make up our firm have combined skills of over 38 years of experience. Whether you and your spouse are on good terms or can’t bear to look at each other, we’ll work together to find a way forward.