In the state of Maryland, a “legal separation” is not a recognized marital status. However, engaging in a period of separation can be beneficial, and in some cases, required as a part of seeking a divorce. A separation agreement can provide security and clarity for otherwise murky matters such as child custody and spousal support.
If you’re concerned about the future of your marriage and you don’t know what may happen as time goes on, then a separation agreement can provide peace of mind. If you’re seeking a separation agreement in Maryland, then work with the attorneys at Albers & Associates.
We can walk you through the first steps of your divorce proceedings and support you throughout the process. Schedule a consultation today.
What Is a Separation Agreement?
Separation agreements can be very helpful in outlining the future of very important elements in your life and in your marriage.
More specifically, separation agreements typically include the following items:
- Child custody matters including visitation.
- Child support
- Spousal support in the event of divorce
- Life insurance
- Health insurance
- Property division
If you feel as though your marriage is changing in ways that you are not comfortable with and you need support, then speak to a lawyer here at Albers & Associates to learn your rights in the event that your marriage comes to an end. Outlining the scope of how you and your spouse will handle matters of property and family is better handed with mediation from a lawyer in advance of major marital strife, if at all possible.
What Is the Value of a Separation Agreement?
Divorce is often a tense and difficult time for married couples. Questions about who will get the house or who will take a priority role in the lives of your children can come up during divorce proceedings and as they do, emotions tend to take over. When you have a lawyer on your side helping you navigate these proceedings you can give yourself the space to open a conversation with your spouse about the future.
Divorce is an emotional process, but drafting a separation agreement can help mitigate the ambiguity that so often makes the future stressful.
Reach Out for a Consultation Today
If you wish to seek clarity for the future of your family, then contact the experts at Albers & Associates today to set up a free consultation. We can help you with your separation agreement and even with your divorce proceedings if you need it.