Marital Settlement Agreements
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Divorce court is notorious for hosting lengthy court battles that don't always end happily for both spouses, but in years past, it tended to be the only viable option. Fast-forward several years and couples hoping to separate find themselves with options that greatly simplify the divorce process.
A Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) is one such option. Due to the power that a PSA has over your divorce and your future, it is recommended that you secure the representation of a Newark divorce lawyer from our firm. We can ensure that your rights are well-defended and give you the best possible chance at a successful resolution that secures your future.
What is encompassed in a Marital Settlement Agreement?
A properly constructed PSA can save you and your spouse from spending weeks quibbling over the minutia of your divorce. It also puts control back where it belongs – in your hands – by allowing you to have the final say-so.
The most effective MSAs include:
- Child custody & visitation
- Child support
- Division of debts
- Tax issues
- Property & asset division
- Health insurance
Each issue then delineates the rights that each spouse has. If you and your spouse can cooperate, you can draw up a PSA together along with your attorneys and present it to the court. The judge typically reviews the terms of your agreement and submits it as a formal divorce judgment.
Many couples benefit from allowing the court to merge their document into a judgment of divorce, rather than simply letting it stand alone as a separate contract. The former option allows for future modifications if the need arises.
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Don't hesitate to Contact Jeffrey W. Plaza at our firm to schedule your consultation. With more than 100 years of combined experience, Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law is a firm you can trust!