Worcester Separation Agreement Attorneys
Legal Representation & Support in Massachusetts Divorce Cases
The term “separation agreement” in Massachusetts can be confusing and misleading. The term sounds like it involves legal separation, which is the legal process of married couples separating without filing for divorce. However, a “separation agreement” in Massachusetts refers to the written document that outlines all the terms and conditions of a divorce. Once this document is approved by the court, it can become the basis for a final decree in a no-fault divorce action.
If you or someone you know needs legal assistance drafting such a document, you can turn to Hebert Law Offices. As a dedicated divorce and family law firm serving Worcester and the surrounding areas, we have considerable experience negotiating and drafting separation agreements. Our firm has received various client satisfaction awards by legal industry organizations which reflect the high level of legal ability and service we provide for our community. Protecting your legal and parental rights is crucial in any separation or divorce and a properly created separation agreement will be the instrument that reflects and protects those rights.
Massachusetts Separation Agreements
All of the issues relevant to your divorce must be resolved and their terms specified in your separation agreement.
These can include:
- The division of marital property and assets
- The division of marital debts and liabilities
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Life and health insurance
- Parenting plans/schedules
- Parenting issues such as education, religion, travel, etc.
- Your living situation, such as issues involving the marital home
Once your separation agreement has been drafted, it must be signed and notarized and then submitted to the family court for approval. The judge may approve it if it is deemed to be fair and reasonable for all parties. Otherwise, the judge may request further details or changes. Once it meets the final approval of the judge, it becomes an enforceable legal court order in a finalized divorce.
Work with Hebert Law Offices
Our Worcester separation agreement lawyers are committed to providing effective and personalized legal counsel. We can assist with every stage of the process, from drafting the agreement to submitting it to the court to make it enforceable.
If your spouse has his or her own attorney who has drafted such an agreement, we recommend that you seek our assistance in reviewing it thoroughly so we can ensure that your best interests are reflected and that your rights have not been violated.
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