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My husband and I are separated but not yet ready to file for divorce because of financial reasons. We agree on everything that would need to be included in a separation agreement. We are in the process of writing one up since we had one from a couple years ago when we first separated we just have to tweak that one with the accurate information. IF we sign in front of a notary is it considered a legal document?
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Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Yes, it would be considered a legal document if signed by both of your and notarized.

However a divorce would not be official until you petition the court for a divorce and attach your separation agreement.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Eventually when we decide to file for divorce the document will probably be taken to a lawyer to file for an uncontested divorce or taken to a mediator who can help with filing.
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That would work!

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