Separation Agreements in Virginia

Separation Agreements in Virginia2018-10-14T13:04:48+00:00

Separation Agreement Lawyer | Prince William County | The Reed Law Firm PLLCIn many instances a separation agreement is nothing more or less than a property settlement agreement. In the context addressed here, a separation agreement is a more limited version of a property settlement agreement that resolves fewer issues.

Because it is not always possible to resolve all issues from the very onset of a case by agreement, separation agreements can serve as the first step, at times documenting nothing more than the date the parties separated. In other cases, the separation agreement will provide interim or temporary agreed terms while the parties and their attorneys work on more permanent or comprehensive arrangements. A separation agreement can be an effective means of establishing some general temporary rules to provide assurances on any number of issues, while allowing the time and opportunity for all involved to learn what they need to know to resolve all matters on a more permanent basis.

For more information on this topic, please see our Family Law Frequently Asked Questions page.  For information on divorce in Virginia, please see our Divorce page.

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