Separation and Property Settlement Agreements
As experienced Maryland Family Law practitioners, the attorneys at The Drazin Law Center, P.A. understand how important it is to safeguard children and assets in the event of an impending marital dissolution or divorce. We have successfully served as attorneys in multitudes of separations; helping individuals committed to protecting that which they have and/or to resolve any marital issues, without the necessity of Court and the expense of litigation.
Couples who separate, in advance of a divorce, can resolve any and all issues that have arisen during the term of their marriage, via a legal agreement entitled a "Separation and Property Settlement Agreement" (more commonly referred to as simply a "Separation Agreement").
A well drafted Separation Agreement, like one prepared by the attorneys at The Drazin Law Center, P.A., will address issues such as:
- Grounds for Divorce
- Relinquishment of Rights to Inherit
- Relinquishment of Rights to Marital Property
- Child Support
- Extra-curricular Activities for the Children
- College Expenses
- Health Insurance
- Use and Possession
- Property Division
- Monetary Awards
- Retirements and Pensions
- Attorneys' Fees and Costs
At The Drazin Law Center, P.A., our Columbia Separation Agreement and Dundalk Separation Agreement attorneys bring decades of experience to help our clients obtain Separation Agreements that truly meet their needs.
At your Free Initial Consultation, our attorneys will explain how Maryland law could affect your children, will address how your property and income could be treated in a divorce action, and how a Separation Agreement could assist you in protecting those important assets, your future income, and alleviate Court intervention.
In order for a Separation Agreement to be enforceable, the contract must be entered into freely and voluntarily with full knowledge of the meaning and consequences of the agreement, as well as, full knowledge of the totality of the circumstances; i.e., prior to the signing of the Separation Agreement, there should be a full and truthful disclosure of all assets. The party receiving the proposed Separation Agreement should have adequate time to consider all of the terms of the contract and have the ability to obtain separate legal counsel to advise them of their rights.
A Separation Agreement is not created by the Court. It is an Agreement that is negotiated between both parties and their legal counsel. The lack of a Judge's involvement during the negotiations of a separation agreement means that any decisions made concerning the Separation Agreement are made by you and not by a Judge who does not know you, your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, or your children.
After the expiration of the waiting period necessitated by the to-be-utilized grounds for divorce, a Separation Agreement can be used as the basis for the terms of the divorce. Following the Judge's approval, the divorce will be granted after only limited procedural steps. Retain competent legal counsel, like the attorneys at The Drazin Law Center, P.A., today to guide you through the intricacies of the Separation Agreement.
The lawyers at The Drazin Law Center, P.A. can assist you in successfully negotiating a Separation Agreement, without adding any additional stress, to simplify the divorce process to the benefit of everyone involved.
Columbia Separation Agreement Attorneys and Dundalk Separation Agreement Attorneys serving clients with their Maryland Separation Agreement needs throughout the State of Maryland; including, but not limited to, Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Carroll County, and Harford County.