For Brooklyn couples who are not yet sure that they’re ready to give up on their marriage, the most significant benefit of separation is that your marriage won’t be legally dissolved while you live under a separation agreement.
Many marriages go through very difficult periods, and the spouses find that taking time and space for themselves is the only way to give the marriage a chance to heal.
In this case, a separation agreement may be the right tool for you and your spouse.
A separation agreement will cover the same topics that a divorce settlement does, so distribution of property, any maintenance arrangements, and child custody and support matters will have to be clearly spelled out.
In the event that you and your spouse decide to divorce after giving separation some time, you should know that after a one year period, the separation agreement can be converted to a divorce settlement.
These aren’t easy things to consider, but when your marriage is in trouble and you need advice, count on the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino to respect your situation and provide you a no-pressure, honest assessment of your options.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and speak to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and separation attorney for free.