Legal Separation in New Jersey
Trusted Divorce Attorney in Monmouth County
Are you considering filing for divorce? You should speak to a knowledgeable
Monmouth County divorce attorney before making any firm decisions. If
you have concerns about divorce, you may benefit from a legal separation
in which you remain married legally but otherwise live apart.
Most attorneys will advise that in general, you should not separate unless
there is some written agreement relative to children and support arrangements,
at least on an interim basis. If you are planning on separating, you should
obtain legal advice before taking that step.
August Landi has more than 50 years of experience in assisting separating
parties develop agreements that protect their interests. He fully understands
the ins and outs of divorce and family law in New Jersey and consistently
provides the impartial, third party advice that you need.
What is a separation agreement?
A separation agreement signed by both parties, especially with legal advice,
can be filed with the court so as to become an order of the court, enforceable
by the court to the same extent as though there were a trial.
Such an agreement needs to contain the following terms:
- Child support payments
- Spousal support payments
- Medical bill payments
- Who will pay property taxes
- Who will pay car-related payments
- Who will prepare tax returns
- Maintenance of health insurance for the family
Think of the separation agreement as a Band-Aid agreement designed to stabilize
the family temporarily and over the short term. Separation agreements
include decisions setting payment of monthly living expenses and access
Experienced & Respected New Jersey Divorce Attorney
At the Law Office of August J. Landi, you have access to highly-seasoned
Monmouth County divorce lawyer who understands your needs and can help
you make the best decision for your unique situation. You owe it to yourself
to obtain informed counsel if you are considering a separation and need
assistance with the process.