Separation Agreements

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Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is a contract between spouses who have separated or who plan to separate. 

The purpose of a separation agreement is to resolve legal claims which arise as a result of their separation. Those may include: 

  • dividing their marital assets and debts (i.e., equitable distribution); 
  • spousal support (i.e., alimony); 
  • custody and visitation of their minor children; and 
  • child support for their minor children. 

Resolving those legal claims in a separation agreement is typically much less expensive and much less time consuming than litigating them. 

You should consider scheduling a consultation to discuss separation agreements with our family law attorney if: 

  • You are currently separated from your spouse;
  • You are contemplating separating from your spouse;
  • Your spouse has retained an attorney; or
  • Your spouse has presented you with a draft separation agreement. 

A large part of our family law practice involves negotiating and drafting separation agreements and advising clients about the same. 

We invite you to schedule a consultation. 

Meet your Attorney

James Tyler brooks

“My law practice is limited to divorce and family law in Wake County, North Carolina. By limiting my practice to divorce and family law, I’ve been able to obtain a deep level of knowledge within those areas. Because I’ve limited my practice to Wake County, I’ve gotten to know our family court judges and how they tend to rule on certain divorce and family law issues. Knowing their tendencies allows me to better inform my clients, which helps them make good decisions throughout the process. 

I am passionate about helping my clients during this tough time. Family law issues can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. During those tough times, you need excellent legal counsel more than ever.”

– James Brooks