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Marital Settlement Agreements in New York
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When considering divorce, there are many terms that must be hammered out before coming to a resolution. The actual resolution is called a marital settlement agreement. These agreements include everything from asset division to child custody and everything in between. While some agreements are decided upon in court, many can be settled outside of court by way of uncontested divorce. Every single factor that needs to have a resolution will go into writing. When these terms are listed in the marital agreement, they become the stipulations that both spouses now have to live by.
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What Goes Into a Divorce Agreement?
The marital settlement agreement can cover a lot of bases, but in some cases they may not.
Some possible issues that may arise during this process are:
- Parenting agreements
- Child support
- Spousal support (otherwise known as alimony)
- Asset division
- Status of the home
- Debt division
- Resolutions about how future disputes will be handled
While this may seem like a crowded list, it is only for the purpose of avoiding future conflict and confusion among the spouses.
The purpose of a marital settlement agreement is to formulate a comprehensive document that will be legally binding for both spouses. This is why so many different factors must be decided upon. In some cases, spouses will have a prenuptial agreement which may make this agreement easier to form, but even without a prenuptial agreement a marital settlement agreement can be reached without going to court. An experienced attorney can help explain this process.
Can My Marital Settlement Agreement Ever Be Changed?
A marital settlement agreement is the legally binding document that is a result of divorce proceedings. All the conditions of the divorce are included in this document. Although the document is legally binding, and in the case of uncontested divorce you likely agreed to all these terms, you may want these terms changed in the future. In the event that you or your spouse want the terms of this agreement changed, you can file for a modification which may or may not be granted.
Contact Eiges & Orgel, PLLC to Take the First Step
Choosing a lawyer is an investment in your future. You need an attorney that knows and understands the intricacies of the law. The attorneys of Eiges & Orgel, PLLC have the experience you need to protect your interests.
With the help of an attorney from Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, you can be confident that the terms of your marital settlement agreement will be favorable to you. Our firm is trusted by many, which is why we are AV ® rated with an excellent Avvo rating. We can evaluate your case in order to determine the best course of action to take regarding your unique situation. You won't encounter any hidden fees at our firm because we pride ourselves on being open and honest. If you are interested in a marital settlement agreement that you can be happy about, then call us today.
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