Separation Agreements in New York
Experienced Legal Help with Separation Agreements
At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, our New York divorce attorneys have 30 years
of experience helping clients successfully navigate the often elaborate
separation agreement process. Even if you desire an amicable settlement,
you need seasoned legal counsel to help you protect your rights and interests.
We will ensure that you go into the process well-educated and apprised
of your options in order to help you pursue the results that you most
deserve, now and in the future.
Separation Agreements vs. Divorce Agreements
A legal separation may be a viable option if you are having difficulties
with your spouse but are not quite ready to enter into divorce. While
spouses can separate themselves from each other at any time, a
legal separation makes it official. Spouses will enter into a separation agreement that
is a legally binding contract for the purpose of settling:
Legal separations are different from divorce proceedings in that they can
be ended in the event that both parties choose to reconcile their differences.
A separation agreement is what is entered into when a legal separation
takes place, whereas a
divorce agreement is only entered into when a final decree of divorce has been
issued by the court.
They are not totally separate from each other, however, because a separation
agreement is, in many cases, what leads up to a divorce. Yet this is not
always the case, because some spouses choose to refrain from ever entering
into divorce proceedings. This being said, a separation agreement does
not necessarily have to lead to a divorce agreement.
Separation agreements require negotiation and cooperation from both parties.
If you are considering a separation agreement, it is vital that you
speak with a New York City divorce attorney at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC.
How Does a Separation Agreement Work?
Some couples prefer to separate rather than divorce. A separation agreement
is filed for by spouses at the county clerk's office, and it, in essence,
declares the spouses legally separated. It does not put an end to the
marriage, but does protect the rights and responsibilities of each spouse
while living separately. A year after the execution of the agreement,
one spouse can sue the other for divorce based on the separation agreement,
and the other spouse can consent to this.
Discuss Your Options with Eiges & Orgel, PLLC Today
Are you wondering if a separation agreement is right for you? Speak with
a skilled New York divorce lawyer from our firm today. At Eiges &
Orgel, PLLC, we fully understand what it takes to come to a separation
agreement that is going to be to your benefit. We understand that you
don't want a prolonged process that is going to cost you a lot of money.
This is why our firm offers affordable services without compromising quality.
Not only is our firm AV ® rated, we promise to include no hidden fees
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service when it comes to your separation agreement. Please contact our
lawyers today to arrange your
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