It certainly can, and having a separation agreement in place can help your divorce process in a number of ways.
If the separation agreement is working well for both of you and one year has elapsed since you entered into it, it is possible to have a judge simply convert the agreement to a Judgment of Divorce, leaving intact all the elements you’ve already negotiated.
In other cases, the separation agreement can be a starting point, and the experience of working out these matters between yourselves will likely prove valuable as you fine-tune outstanding issues and end the marriage.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you make your separation into a divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn separation and divorce lawyer.