If you need to establish a separation agreement in Virginia, contact Graham Law Firm`s family lawyers. Contact us online or dial (703) 443-9360. In an effort to save money, many people make the decision to sign a separation agreement that they bought or downloaded on the Internet without first checking with a lawyer. The great danger in this approach is that you don`t cut yourself much by cutting corners. First of all, you may not know what you are entitled to under Virginia law, and if you are satisfied with the agreement you have made with your spouse on various marriage matters (for example.B. „I think he or she may have the house“), this agreement could be extremely unfavorable to you if you could do so in relation to what a judge could advise you in court. Allows. Separation agreements are contracts that can govern all the rights, interests and obligations of the parties to separation or divorce. In Virginia, separation agreements are commonly referred to as „spouse agreements“ or „real estate agreements.“ A final problem with signing a do-it-yourself separation agreement is that it cannot exist without review by an experienced family lawyer in court.
You can now get along well with your future ex, but relationships often deteriorate and arguments often arise after separation. There may come a day when you will have to enforce in court the provisions of your agreement regarding conservation, visit, assistance, property or debt. However, if these provisions have not been formulated correctly, you may be forced to argue a lot of time and money with these issues in court. In fact, you may end up spending a lot more on legal fees later to solve the problems caused by a faulty separation agreement „that it would have cost you, simply having devised a good deal from the beginning. Although separation offers an „impeccable“ grounds for divorce, fault can still be a problem when seeking spousal assistance (support) or a factor in determining the division of marital property. In addition, a judge is free to grant a divorce at fault when there is „no fault“ of reasons for separation, conversely, a judge is free to grant a „not guiltyness“ even if there are reasons for error. At Graham Law Firm, we use our 23 years of experience to deal with complex divorce, adoption and family cases across the state of Virginia. If you have a question about the separation of rights, you can contact us today. Desertion or abandonment requires both the abandonment of cohabitation and the intention to desert the spirit of the offender. A simple separation by mutual consent is not considered desertion.