Separation Agreements

In North Carolina, before a spouse can file for divorce, he or she must be physically separated from their partner for at least one year. This separation typically happens once the parties begin living separately.
A separation agreement is a legally binding contract that explicitly outlines each spouse’s rights, as well as settling issues between spouses who have already or intend to separate and/or divorce. It is a contract that is governed by contract law.
Separation agreements are helpful in resolving a host of issues that could potentially come up during talks of divorce, including:
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Property division
  • Future earnings
  • Debt
  • Insurance
  • Inheritance
During the year that spouses are separated prior to a divorce filing, many legal issues will need to be resolved, and that’s where a separation agreement comes in. At Capital to Coast NC Law Group, we will protect your interests. You can trust our lawyers to safeguard your rights throughout this process.

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