What You Need to Know About a Separation Agreement for your Virginia Divorce

Posted on May 6, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

When you’re getting a Virginia divorce, you have a lot to consider. There are so many issues to work through as you and your spouse separate your lives and property that it helps to have something solid in writing as your guide.

A separation agreement is a document that allows you and your spouse to outline your decisions concerning division of property, parenting plans, spousal support and more.
You and your partner can execute the separation agreement as soon as you decide to seek a Virginia divorce, whether or not you are still living together.

Couples who choose separation agreements often do so because they would like to have control over their divorce. If the pair cannot agree on the important matters of their divorce, the decisions will be left up to a judge.

A court will usually uphold the decisions contained in the separation agreement, so whatever you put into the agreement will be the conditions you have to live with following your Virginia divorce. It’s wise to have your own attorney review the separation agreement to make sure the contents are fair and equitable.

Each state has its own specific rules and regulations pertaining to separation agreements. If you’re considering executing a separation agreement, you should speak with a Virginia divorce attorney.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

There are very specific rules governing divorce in Virginia. At Hofheimer Family Law Firm we are committed to providing you with the experience and compassion you deserve and the successful results you need to move on with your life. Request a FREE copy of our divorce guide for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.