Sherman Law LLP




Family Law/ Separation Agreements


Most couples are able to resolve all issues arising from their separation or divorce through negotiation with the assistance of lawyers in collaborative family law, counsel assisted negotiation, and mediation. A separation agreement is a legal document that outlines the responsibilities and terms of agreement between the parties relating to their separation and divorce. Separation agreements allow spouses and common-law partners to deal with the matrimonial homeproperty divisionparenting, child support and spousal support in a legally binding and enforceable document. In our opinion, they are the most efficient and effective way to resolve issues surrounding a separation and divorce.


  Wedding rings and signing a contract

At Sherman Law LLP, we do not provide Independent Legal Advice (ILA) on a separation agreement that has been prepared by the parties without legal counsel. Instead, we use that agreement as the starting point to generate a detailed agreement for our clients. While agreements prepared without the benefit of counsel can be valid if informed decisions are made, they need to be reviewed in the context of the law on a case-by-case basis to ensure that financial disclosure has been made including a list of assets and debts and each party's income for prior years and current year. Writing your own agreement can lead to future legal uncertainty and costly legal proceedings. For this reason, we always recommend having a lawyer assist you in preparing a proper legal agreement. It is money well spent to have a durable and enforceable agreement. 


If you are in the process of separating and are seeking a comprehensive separation agreement to address all issues arising from the separation, our team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers can assist you in preparing this documentation. We offer a series of packages that are tailored to meet your specific needs including the preparation of required financial disclosure and negotiations relating to the drafting and preparation of an agreement.





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For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain their rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We are confident that you will appreciate our professional and personalized service. We invite you to browse our website and read the positive things others have to say about us. To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to separation agreements as part of your separation or divorce, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.




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Aubrey J.  Sherman

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