Legal Separation and Separation Agreement Lawyers

How many times have you heard the term “legally separated”? Did you know that you are only legally separated if you and your spouse have signed a valid separation agreement or a Judge of the Supreme Court has signed a Judgment of Separation?

A separation is not a divorce; you are still legally married.

Depending upon your individual circumstances, you may find that a legal separation may better suit your needs than a divorce. A separation agreement is a legally binding contract that sets forth all of your rights, including but not limited to, support, custody, visitation, asset distribution and allocation of debt.

The terms of a separation agreement or judgment of separation are binding and will be made part of a judgment of divorce in the future. It will not be necessary for you to renegotiate the terms of your agreement or judgment of separation.

Contact the Law Office of Gervase & Mintz in Nassau County / Long Island, New York to discuss your options.