Separation of Spouses / Separation Agreements

If you and your spouse are going through a difficult time in your marriage but don’t want to file for divorce, a temporary separation may be your best option. Though not required by law when a married couple chooses to live apart, a separation agreement is highly recommended if there are significant assets at risk or children in the relationship.

A separation agreement is a legally binding contract that enumerates the rights and obligations of each spouse during a separation. Many of the details are similar to a divorce agreement, covering topics such as spousal support, child support, child custody, visitation rights, and so on. Both spouses must voluntarily agree to the terms of the agreement; if your spouse is unwilling to do so, a skillful attorney is essential to ensure that a compromise can be reached that meets the needs of both parties.

Every separation agreement is different, and every couple has different needs and desires for the outcome of their separation. At Raffaele Puppio, we understand the delicate balance between wanting to preserve your marriage and your need for personal space. Our experienced team of family law attorneys has years of experience in creating separation agreements in Delaware County. We will work with both you and your spouse in this troubling time to come to an equitable arrangement that satisfies all parties involved and will ease the road to reconciliation.

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