If you thinking about filing for separation you should consider a divorce separation agreement
If you are thinking about filing for a separation it is wise to sit down with an experienced SC Family and divorce lawyer to discuss whether a divorce separation agreement is right for you. A carefully crafted Separation Agreement can save you and your spouse money, time and stress.
Divorce Separation Agreements reduce risk
The great thing about a separation agreement is that it eliminates the risk of going to court. No matter how good your family and divorce lawyer is there is no way to predict with certainty what a judge will do.
Divorce Separation Agreements reduce attorneys fees
Getting ready for Court and trying your case is expensive and time consuming. An agreement can save you and your spouse money on attorneys fees.
Divorce Separation Agreements can help you and your spouse co-parent
A trial will be ugly and will create even more problems between you and your spouse. Whoever “loses” the trial will be looking for a way to get even. Children are master manipulators they know how to play one parent off against the other to get what they want. It is hard enough for two people to raise children even if they get along. If one person (the losing parent) is trying to undermine and sabbatoge the custodial parent at every turn then the children will suffer.
Divorce Separation Agreements are more flexible
If a judge decides your case they will impose a decision which is based on a pattern which they believe will work. For example in visitation cases they will usually impose a “standard” visitation schedule consisting of every other weekend visitation for the noncustodial parent. The “standard” schedule may conflict with the parent’s work schedule and therefore may prevent visitation. A separation agreement solves these type problems because it allows you and your spouse to make the decisions for your family not a judge. A divorce separation agreement can be tailored to your individual situation not the “one size fits all” approach that some judges use. The judge will still have to approve the agreement made between you and your spouse but normally they will approve unless it is grossly unfair.