Separation Agreements in New Jersey

Our Newark Divorce Lawyers Put You First

The thought of divorce can be paralyzing, given the very permanent nature of such a decision. For those in this position, a legal separation is often an excellent alternative and can pave the way to a future divorce or choosing to stay married. A separation agreement is similar to a marital agreement, but there are key issues that should be noted before you proceed.

Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law was founded in 1955 and has continued to thrive every day since then. Our Newark divorce attorneys have the skill you need when preparing your separation agreement and will work tirelessly on your behalf.

The Importance of a Separation Agreement

Unlike other states, New Jersey does not have a formal process for legal separations. Couples can simply choose to live apart from one another while they decide if they want to get divorced and do not have to go through the court beforehand. In this case, a separation agreement addresses important issues and can prevent you from getting burned.

Many of the issues in a separation agreement are also addressed in a Marital Settlement Agreement. You may benefit from including the following in your agreement:

This agreement is made between you and your spouse with the help of an attorney. If you do decide to pursue a divorce, the terms of your separation agreement can form the basis of your eventual divorce.

Anytime you are considering getting a divorce, there is a lot to take in and numerous decisions to be made. Why make this time any more stressful than it needs to be? Our award-winning New Jersey firm has 65 years of experience and is devoted to making your life easier.

Contact Jeffrey W. Plaza at our firm today to begin your case evaluation!


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