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Q) How do I file a separation agreement from my partner
First, I have some assumptions. Please let me know if any of these are incorrect:
1. You and your spouse are legally married.
2. You want to divorce
3. You want to put in writing the terms of your divorce rather than have a judge decide the issues for you and your spouse.
You and your spouse can draft an agreement and each sign it. It should probably be notarized. Once you file for divorce, you include the agreement with your petition for divorce and ask the court to use the agreement as its own order.
Please remember that your agreement needs to cover ALL issues related to divorce. Some of those issues may not be so obvious. If you do not cover all of the requisite issues, you and your spouse might have to go to court and have a hearing on the issues, if any, not addressed in your agreement.
In order to make sure you cover all of the issues necessary, you should seek the advice of a licensed attorney in your area who practices family law
and who drafts separation agreements
. THat person can help you make sure you've got everything covered adequately.
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