Legal Separation in Buffalo or NY
Couples seeking legal separation in Western New York can turn to the divorce lawyers at the Venzon Law Firm for legal counsel in determining separation agreements through attorney negotiation.
Separation before Divorce
If you are like most people, the idea of divorcing your spouse can be overwhelming. Decisions about your children’s future will need to be addressed. Assets will need to be distributed in an equitable manner, and debts will be divided. If you are not ready for divorce, you may want to consider legal separation first.
Couples choose to separate for many reasons, including to protect their rights to receive health insurance under a family plan. Religious reasons may also be an additional motive to remain separated instead of filing for divorce.
A separation agreement is a contract best prepared by a divorce and separation lawyer that settles a couple's agreement on child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and property and asset division. The separation agreement must be executed by both spouses and filed. After one year of separation, either party may sue the other for a no fault divorce as long as each spouse abides the same separation agreement.
Separation Agreement Modification and Enforcement
A change in employment status and income may necessitate a modification to your separation agreement. Addressing these changes will alleviate frustration and violation of court orders. We will make every effort we can to enforce a separation agreement including appearing in court.
Contact Buffalo Legal Separation Lawyers
Legal representation for a separation agreement provides the benefit of experienced counsel while reaching the goals you have set for your family’s future. The Buffalo divorce lawyers of the Venzon Law Firm can prepare a separation agreement as a workable plan for your needs, growing to accommodate any life-style changes that may happen down the road.
Call us today at (716) 854-7888, or complete our quick contact web form, for an initial consultation.