How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ask a Family Lawyer

Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 9263
Experience:  Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
7286322
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
characters left:
11 Family Lawyers are Online Now

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it. Lee Michigan
< Last | Next >
  • Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it. Lee Michigan
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
 
 
 

Separation Agreement

What is a separation agreement? A separation agreement (also known as Pendente Lite Order) is an agreement between two spouses that provides support and other financial circumstances until the divorce is finalized. The written separation agreement will need a court order to be upheld. Without a court order, the agreement is not set in stone. If the parties can agree, then they probably wouldn’t have to appear in court, the attorney can take the signed agreement to the judge and then have it signed making it a court order. Read below where Experts have provided many answers to questions regarding to a separation agreement.

If a separation agreement has been signed and notarized by both parties, can the agreement been changed?

If they have an agreement that has been notarized and signed by both parties, it is considered an official agreement. Normally any modifications to an agreement will need to be in writing and completed by both parties. When dealing with a divorce separation agreement or a marriage separation agreement ask the Experts.

If someone has a separation agreement is there any consequences if they move with their new partner that is in the military? Also is there any military rules being broken if they do?

If they only have a separation agreement, they are not considered legally divorced. Any kind of physical relationship with another person would be considered adultery under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The commanders are legally allowed to take into consideration the existing separation agreements, but they don’t have to. A traditional commander could try to punish them because of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Can a separation agreement that is considered a domestic relations order for alimony to be modified if it’s only good for one year?

If the alimony order does not say that it is non-modifiable, then the court can either reduce, terminate or increase the order at any time if it shows that there has been a change in income since the order was entered. If the person paying the alimony has had a loss or reduction in income, then that would be a qualification to have to order reduced or terminated.

If a signed separation agreement does not state a increase in child support, can the agreement be modified at a later date?

The court will be the final judge on whether there has been a change in circumstances and is severe enough to modify the child support. The court is required to make judgments based upon the best interest of the child. An alternative way to go about modifying the child support would to be file for divorce in many situations. However, the issues for custody and child support will be looked over again in a divorce process.

In the state of New York what can be done if a spouse will not sign a separation agreement?

Someone cannot force another party to sign an agreement, and if they are forced then it is not considered an agreement. In the state of New York, they can either file for a divorce or a judgment of legal separation. When filing for a legal separation, they claim the same stipulations that would be used for a divorce. New York doesn’t have a “no-fault” divorce except after a year of legal separation. A separation agreement should be negotiated between both spouses, along with all other parts of the divorce. Ask the Experts for legal answers pertaining to family law separation agreement.

Ask a Family Lawyer

Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 9263
Experience:  Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
7286322
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
characters left:
11 Family Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Family Lawyers are online & ready to help you now

Ely
Counselor at Law
Satisfied Customers: 8085
Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Satisfied Customers: 6424
27+ years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.
FiveStarLaw
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 6336
25 years of experience helping people like you.

Recent Separation Agreement Questions

  • Mr. A has lived in Maryland for more than five years. He

    Mr. A has lived in Maryland for more than five years. He filed an uncontested divorce complaint but because he was working out of state at the time of filing, he provided his out-of-state mailing address in the complaint instead of his address, in Maryland.
    According to the clerk of the court, the divorce would have been granted, but for the fact that the judge was concerned about the out-of -state address. Does he have to file an amended complaint altogether, file a motion requesting that the address on the
    complaint be changed to his Maryland address or is there a court change of address form that he can simply fill out and file?
  • when is it "abandonment"---14 y/o boy and separated parents--mother

    when is it "abandonment"---14 y/o boy and separated parents--mother lives with sister; father is alcoholic, often not home and can't keep a job----boy moves about freely from home to home of friends, grandparents. Supposedly "home schooled" but no accountability
  • What rights do I have as a mother who's son was threatened

    What rights do I have as a mother who's son was threatened
< Last | Next >
View More Family Law Questions