A separation agreement is a written contract between you and your ex which stipulates your agreement regarding all of the legal issues. Done properly, a separation agreement is legally binding and enforceable. It may deal with parenting schedules, decision-making for the children, child support, spousal support and division of property. We often are able to help clients negotiate the terms of a separation agreement. Separation agreements can contain creative clauses that resolve the issues the way you and your ex want them settled. It is up to you how you settle your legal issues.
Sometimes we need the help of a judge to resolve your legal issues but even if your case ends up in Family Court, it is often resolved with a separation agreement. In Ontario, your separation agreement does not normally have to be filed at court. This is on account of there being no issues enforcing the terms.
Some people attempt to save money by creating their own separation agreements. However, if you are not a lawyer, you may end up not doing it correctly rendering the separation agreement unenforceable. We help many clients fix their unenforceable homemade separation agreements. This can be costly, especially if we have to go to court to fix it. It is less expensive to do it correctly from the beginning with the help of our family law lawyers. We know how to make a legally enforceable agreements that are long lasting and are in accord with the law. That’s what we do everyday. We can help you get it done.
Once you sign your separation agreement, then we can proceed with a divorce on an uncontested basis, saving you money.
We help clients resolve their family law issues with separation agreements every day. Our family law lawyers and caring support staff can help you achieve a settlement. The first step is to contact us for a consultation where we can answer your questions and discuss your options.