Legal separation can be accomplished by a legal proceeding for separation, or more commonly by the negotiation and signing of a separation and Property Settlement Agreement between the parties. Separation also allows a legal framework for couples to address their property rights, and custody and support issues. Most of the issues settled in a divorce are settled in a legal separation. Unlike a divorce, however, at the end of a legal separation the parties are still legally married and they are not legally able to remarry.
The Law Offices of Jaworski & Giacobbe are able to walk you through the process of negotiating a Separation Agreement. In this agreement, you and your spouse agree to live separately. It will also cover the rights and duties in connection with child custody and visitation, support, and distribution of assets and liabilities. The agreement must then be voluntarily signed by both parties and filed with the Clerk of the County in New York where you live. The Agreement can continue indefinitely or can be incorporated into a Judgement of Divorce at subsequent time.
With years of experience, The Law Offices of Jaworski & Giacobbe will make this process as painless as possible. We understand that this can be a difficult time in your life, with many confusing stipulations and rules. The top priority of our firm is to make sure that you fully understand every aspect of the process to ensure a favorable outcome in your case.
All of our family law matters are handled with care. Speak with a dedicated legal professional at The Law Offices of Jaworski & Giacobbe by calling (716) 895-4210 or contacting us online.