A legal separation may be the optimal choice for some Maryland couples, whether they are considering divorce or would like to begin the process of dividing finances. No matter the reason for a separation, it is in the best interests of all parties to have a formal separation agreement drafted with the help of a knowledgeable attorney. This agreement can help spouses make important decisions, as well as lay the groundwork for an uncontested divorce in the future.
It is always a difficult decision to split ways with a spouse. That decision is typically accompanied by complicated financial matters, child custody arrangements and property division issues. A Maryland couple may choose a separation instead of moving directly to a divorce in order to provide themselves with ample time to make important decisions and set themselves up for success post-divorce.
A separation can be emotionally challenging, but couples will find great benefit in securing legal counsel for assistance during the process. A lawyer can guide couples through the process of making important decisions regarding custody, finances and property division, ensuring that the Voluntary Separation Agreement or Property Settlement Agreement is in order. As with any major legal or financial decision, it is imperative to have a legal ally for guidance.
Our team of attorneys has the experience needed to navigate the complicated process of separation or divorce. If unsure which legal step is optimal, it is best to seek a legal opinion regarding individual circumstances. When walking through one of life's most difficult stages, it is best to have a solid family law legal team to assist.