Richmond Separation Lawyers
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In Virginia, when two spouses are no longer living together or are choosing to live apart, they have entered into a separation. A separation can occur even if the couple has not signed a Separation Agreement. Unlike many states in the country, Virginia does not grant “legal separations." If you and your spouse are ready to separate from each other, we can explain what that entails and how you can ensure that you are protected in the event of a divorce.
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The Separation Agreement Process
A couple that is choosing to live apart can use a Separation Agreement, also known as a Property Settlement Agreements, to establish legalities of their separation. Details that are discussed or decided upon in a Separation Agreement can also later on play a role in the divorce process.
Factors of a Separation Agreement include:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Property division
- Debt distribution
- Whether the divorce will be no-fault grounds
Separation agreements are considered law binding. Except for the decisions involving children, which can always be changed or modified, the aspects of a separation agreement are considered permanent. This agreement is often considered as a contract later on during the divorce process and in court. If you choose to use a separation agreement, it is important that you understand the details and factors that can play a part of your agreement and your future.
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If you and your spouse and beginning the process of a separation, Catlett, Dillon, & Piper, PLLC can help ensure that your best interests are being protected. As Richmond lawyers, we have helped numerous clients start the next chapter of their life with positive results. With over 40 years of experience, you can feel at peace knowing that we have the skill to provide you with quality representation.
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