Marital Settlement Agreements

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Marital Settlement Agreements

When going through a divorce, entering into a marital settlement agreement can be both cost effective and less stressful for both parties involved. At the Men’s Divorce Law Firm we use methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation to help both parties come to an amicable agreement.

A martial settlement agreement has specific sections dedicated to certain aspects of the case. One part of the agreement may have to do with the children involved in the action, and another part may have to do with spousal support (alimony). When entering into a martial settlement agreement, both parties are agreeing to be responsible for what is in the agreement as it will be legally binding once ratified by the judge.

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Although the Men’s Divorce Law Firm will use dispute resolution to help resolve a case with the least amount of stress to the parties, we are fully prepared to aggressively represent the interests of our clients in the courtroom should a marital settlement agreement be impossible.

To discuss Marital Settlement Agreements, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Marital Settlement Agreements

Is a marital settlement agreement binding?

Marital Settlement Agreements. The most common contracts in divorces are marital settlement agreements. If neither spouse ever files for divorce, civil courts usually enforce separation agreements. After they’re signed and notarized, both agreements become legally binding contracts.

What is a marital separation agreement?

A marital separation agreement is used when a married couple decides to separate; it may or may not be followed by a divorce proceeding. A separation agreement can govern such matters as divison of property, child visitation, and both spousal and child support.

Is a marital settlement agreement the same as a divorce decree?

A settlement agreement is a written agreement reflecting the desires of both parties relating to property division, child custody, visitation and any other matters involved in the divorce action. The court will review the agreement and upon approving it, will enter a final decree of divorce based upon its terms.