Understanding Virginia Separation Agreement Forms

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

Embarking on a divorce is difficult for anyone. Even for those partners who have no doubts about their incompatibility and are eager to end their marriage, the act of separation can be difficult for both practical and emotional reasons.

As you begin the process of officially ending your marriage, you should consider a separation agreement. Virginia separation agreements are legal documents that contain the conditions of your separation and divorce.

A separation agreement contains the basic legal language that appears in most types of agreements or contracts. In the opening lines of a Virginia separation agreement, it states that you and your spouse mutually agree to settle your property, custody, and
financial issues.

The main portion of the Virginia separation agreement will include the decisions you and your spouse have made regarding issues like child custody and child support, division of property, and spousal support.

It’s not always easy to come to agreements about such important matters, but having a separation agreement can make your divorce process go more smoothly. Remember that a separation agreement is binding, and a judge usually takes the agreement as your final decisions regarding all these issues.

It’s best not to attempt to execute a separation agreement on your own. Be sure to have a Virginia divorce attorney on your side to make sure that the document is fair and legal.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

At this vulnerable time, it’s critical that you have exceptional legal representation that not only understands the specifics of your case, but is dedicated to your best interests and that of your family.

The divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. You can learn more by requesting one of our FREE divorce guides for women, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.