The two legal issues that arise when parties are contemplating separation are
What do we do about the children?
How do we divide family assets and debts?
These two legal issues are the same whether you were legally married to your spouse or not. Married or not, you still need to resolve those two legal issues if you are thinking of uncoupling permanently or temporarily from your spouse.
You will notice that neither of the two legal issues facing a separating couple have anything to do with who is at fault, or who is right and who is wrong. Starting on the road to a Separation Agreement requires both parties to put aside blame and to focus on the legal issues.
Some couples might need just a little assistance in helping them reach a Kitchen Table Agreement.
Most couples have experienced a communication breakdown. The question is: How can mutually agreeable terms of a Separation Agreement be reached if there has been a communication breakdown between the spouses due to strong emotions such as mistrust, sadness, anger or fear?
The answer is mediation and arbitration, or collaborative law. Come in to discuss which option best fits your family situation.
At Resolution Place we offer an initial consultation with a lawyer for $300 including tax, and we encourage you to bring your spouse to the initial consultation to set you both on the best path to a final Separation Agreement.
Are you ready to move from blame to resolution?