Separation agreements, also referred to as property settlement agreements or stipulation agreements, are used to lay out all the terms of a divorce including the rights of each spouse and any dependent children before and after a divorce is finalized.
Separation agreements cover many very detailed points that can get into some fairly complicated areas of law. Be sure to consult an experienced family law attorney to ensure that your agreement is fair and accommodates all the needs of you and your children.
Some of the items that might be addressed in separation agreements are:
- Division of marital assets and debts
- Ownership of primary residence
- Ownership of vehicles
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Health care insurance coverage
- Real estate
- Retirement benefits and investments
- Income tax refunds and credits
Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
I also help clients with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, or marital agreements. These agreements spell out each spouse's property rights in the event the marriage should end. They can also lay out terms for support and other considerations if the couple so chooses. I can help to draft the agreements and work to ensure that they properly address all your interests.
At the Law Office of Stephen J. Kecskes, I am committed to protecting your rights and seeing that any agreement that impacts you is properly enforced. In addition, if you signed a prenuptial agreement under duress or one that was clearly unfair to you, there may be grounds to challenge it. I can represent you in these matters and work to obtain a fair settlement.
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Contact my office today to discuss your case. I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation which I prefer to conduct at my Virginia Beach office. I am available during regular business hours by appointment.