Helping North Carolina Clients Protect Their Rights And Interests

Sometimes called “separation papers”, a legal separation and property settlement agreement is a written contract which a married couple can enter at the time they decide to separate from each other and to live permanently separate and apart.

Separation and property settlement agreements are used in North Carolina to establish, among other things, how separating spouses will divide their assets and debts, how they will parent their children after separation, and what their child support responsibilities will be. A separation and property settlement agreement is not an agreement to divorce, although many times the spouses will later become divorced.

A well-prepared separation and property settlement agreement can serve as a road map for you as you move forward with your life after separating from your spouse. The agreement’s terms can determine where your children will live, which holidays they will spend with each parent, and how you and the other parent will share expenses for the children’s benefit. For these and other reasons, it is critical to consult with an experienced family law lawyer to make sure that your separation and property settlement agreement is tailored to meet your specific needs and that the agreement protects your interests.

Drafting Agreements Specifically For You

When drafting a separation and property settlement agreement for you, attorney Martha New Milam will not take a “cookie-cutter” approach. She will prepare an agreement which is especially designed for your individual circumstances and concerns.

Take The First Step Today

Contact Ms. Milam at the Durham law office of Milam & Idol PLLC by calling 919-805-3678 or by completing the online form to schedule an initial consultation about a separation or property settlement agreement.