Divorce can be a frightening prospect. In many ways, you are placing your future in the hands of the judge who will be hearing your divorce, who has only learned in hours what you have lived in a lifetime. He or she will get to make critical decisions about aspects of your divorce that can shape your life after divorce.
There are ways to keep control in your hands, though. A separation or property settlement agreement allows people to come to agreement on a range of issues prior to filing for divorce. Some of the issues that can be resolved include:
- The division of the marital estate
- Spousal support
- Child custody and visitation in some circumstances
Each spouse negotiates for the outcome he or she desires. The final say on these issues resides solely in his or her hands, not the judge’s. These agreements are often completed prior to a divorce to help people maintain a level of control they would not otherwise have as they journey through the divorce process. Made through the direction of our accomplished attorneys, these agreements can save you thousands of dollars in expenses.
Obtaining Equitable Property Settlement Outcomes
At Miller, Earle & Shanks, PLLC, we provide our clients with experienced representation. Our lawyers know how to help our clients achieve their goals and how to make the most of the divorce process. Our goal is to help our clients secure the resolution they need without any unnecessary stress or anxiety. Developing an approach that facilitates our clients being able to build the future they want and need is how we measure our success. Our efforts on behalf of our clients have been recognized in our receiving an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. J. Burns Earle III leads our family law section.
Separation And Property Settlement Agreement Attorneys In Harrisonburg, Luray And Front Royal, Virginia, As Well As Throughout The Shenandoah Valley
Let us help you develop the most effective plan to get what you want from your divorce. To schedule a free initial consultation (for personal injury only) with one of our experienced family law attorneys, call 540-564-1555 or contact us online.
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