Most couples are able to resolve the issues arising from their separation, whether concerning parenting or financial issues, through negotiation with the assistance of lawyers. A separation agreement is a legal agreement that outlines responsibilities of the parties during the separation. Separation agreements allow parties to deal with property division and child custody and access matters themselves, without having to resort to court, 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. Separation agreements are legally binding on the parties to the agreement and can be used to settle and document agreement on some or all issues in dispute.
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.
If you are in the process of separating, or have already separated, and are seeking a comprehensive separation agreement to address all issues arising from the separation, including those issues about child support and spousal support, custody and access of the children, parenting, property division, and the matrimonial home, our team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers can assist you in preparing this documentation.
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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