What is a divorce settlement? This is a special type of agreement available in your divorce that is made based on the many circumstances of your case. For instance, if you have issues to settle such as alimony and separation of property among spouses, it will be settled out of court in negotiations that you make with one another. You may find these agreements that cover child support, visitation, property matters, mortgage payments, and more in an option of uncontested divorce. Though these agreements are never legally required, they are still recommended because it decreases the number of agreements that will need to be settled in court in front of a judge.
The divorce agreement, remember, is different from a separation agreement. Separation agreements, instead, are created between two people who are still married but are thinking about divorce. It helps them come up with temporary solutions to problems like where one spouse will live or who will have custody.
When You Agree Only on Some Issues
If you and your spouse can only agree on some issues when you are attempting to settle, this will be deemed a partial divorce settlement agreement. The document that will be forwarded to the court will only contain the issues that have been agreed upon. The rest will have to be resolved during court with the help of your attorneys and a judge.
There is a chance that, even with a partial agreement, the judge will approve what they see in front of them. They are usually reluctant to interfere with what you decide unless you did not actually enter into the agreement voluntarily, you do not understand your rights, or you are giving up your rights with very little in return over any issues. No matter what your case, you should always have a divorce attorney on your side to help you in your time of need. Call us today for more information on how we can help you today.