DIVORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS IN A WESTCHESTER COUNTY DIVORCE
In any Westchester County divorce case the spouses may decide to "settle" all issues arising out of their marriage such as custody and financial support of children, division of debts and assets, spousal maintenance (alimony) and division of property. This is very common in Westchester County divorces and in most instances is more preferable than proceeding to a costly and drawn out divorce trial. The spouses' settlement agreement is reduced to a written agreement which both spouses sign before a notary public. It is the legal equivalent of a contract and will ultimately become part of the Judgment of Divorce which is signed by the Court.
A divorce settlement agreement is typically referred to as a Stipulation of Settlement however it is also commonly referred to as any of the following:
- Divorce Agreement
- Divorce Settlement Agreement
- Settlement Agreement
- Property and Settlement Agreement
- Collaborative Settlement Agreement
- Separation Agreement
Importance of hiring an Experienced Westchester County Divorce Lawyer in White Plains
The divorce lawyers at our firm, Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP, located in White Plains, NY, have over 50 years of combined experience and have drafted countless divorce agreements for individuals involved in Westchester County divorces and in divorces in surrounding counties. It is always highly recommended to have a Westchester County divorce lawyer draft or review your Westchester County divorce agreement before you sign it. A divorce lawyer will make sure that necessary legal provisions are included, that unnecessary provisions are deleted, that poorly written provisions are corrected, that your rights are protected, that you understand every word and legal phrase in the agreement and that you understand the consequences of the agreement on your rights and your future. If you sign an agreement without an experienced Westchester County divorce lawyer to protect your rights you may easily miss serious problems with the agreement and risk losing important rights. It is always best to hire an experienced Westchester County Divorce lawyer to review or draft your divorce agreement in the beginning so that you do not wind up paying more in the end.
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If you are contemplating divorce or are involved in a contested divorce or uncontested divorce in Westchester County or a surrounding county it is vital for you to consult with a Westchester County divorce lawyer who will provide you with the confidence in knowing that your divorce agreement will be favorable to you and that your rights are fully protected. Contact us at our White Plains office by calling (914) 946-4808 or by contacting us online.