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Separation Agreements

New York Marital Separation Agreements Attorney

Using Our Experience to Resolve Your Family Law Issues

When a marriage reaches the breaking point, a separation agreement can play a useful role in recasting the relationship. It is often best for all concerned if the parties can work things out and enter into one of these agreements. But sometimes, of course, that is just not possible.

At Bartle, McGrane, Duffy & Jones, LLP, we have years of experience helping clients with separation agreements. Contact us today at our office in Troy to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in the Albany area, the Capital District, and throughout New York state.

What a Marital Separation Agreement Does

A separation agreement is essentially a private contract between a husband and a wife. The agreement is negotiated between the parties and their attorneys. It covers issues that include:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/maintenance/alimony
  • Equitable distribution of marital property

Once the agreement is executed by the parties, and they live by it for one year, it can serve as grounds for no-fault divorce. The parties can submit to the court for that purpose, or they can continue to live under it.

How We Can Help

What type of arrangement is best for you and your family? Is filing for legal separation the best choice? As experienced family law attorneys, we know separation agreements are not for everyone. There may be issues with hiding money, extramarital affairs, or interference by one parent with the other's relationship with the children. We know how emotional separation and divorce can be, with anger and anxiety − especially when children are involved.

Talk with us and we will help you make the hard decisions. For more information about marital separation agreements, or to schedule an appointment to speak with a lawyer at our office in downtown Troy, contact us today.

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