Legal Separation in Long Island
Assisting Clients with Legal Separations
If you and your spouse plan to separate, it is best to draft a legal separation agreement with the help of a divorce attorney at our firm. A legal separation agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that puts into detail the terms of your separation, including how such issues as child custody,
spousal support, and a
division of marital property will be handled. Such separation agreements can be enforced by the courts and can be used for
divorce grounds should you later decide to formally dissolve your marriage. With over 50 years of experience in handling divorces and related issues, our firm has the in-depth knowledge of how to draft such an agreement so that it will be legally binding and valid.
Legal Separation Agreements in New York
As a detailed contract, a legal separation agreement should be drafted and prepared by a competent attorney. In the agreement, you and your spouse will agree to live separately and apart and will make arrangements for all of the issues pertaining to your separation. Specific formalities must be followed in the separation agreement in order to qualify it as a later ground for divorce.
After living separately and apart for one year after the legal separation agreement has been filed, you or your spouse may file for a no-fault divorce. No fault-based grounds are necessary. All that is required is that there is proof that the legal separation agreement was properly executed and filed, that you and your spouse have lived apart, and that compliance with the terms of the separation agreement have been met.
We recommend that you contact the firm to speak to a divorce lawyer about your specific situation and get started on your separation agreement without delay.Contact an attorney at the firm to get started on a formal separation agreement between you and your spouse today.