Marital Separation Agreements

In Virginia, couples have the opportunity to decide most matters related to the dissolution of their marriage without court intervention. These agreements are called marital property settlement agreements and they can include the parties' desires regarding property distribution, including what happens to the marital home and cars, child custody, child support, spousal support, debt distribution, allocation of pension rights, insurance, and every other area of life that needs to be worked out during the dissolution of the marriage.

Because the parties are working together to arrive at a mutually agreed upon settlement, these documents are highly favored by the court. They often settle all issues prior to the filing of any divorce paperwork with the court. They can save families significant amounts of money and can serve as an important tool for helping to begin the healing process.

The attorneys at Berg & Chmielewski, PC will work with you to educate you on what the law typically allows. Our goal is to represent your interest, and work to ensure you have the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding all areas of the agreement. Once you are informed, we will either draft the agreement in accordance with your wishes or negotiate on your behalf. Regardless, we will ensure your case is handled with the highest degree of professionalism and that you are always treated with the respect and compassion you deserve.

If both parties can't reach an agreement, it may become necessary for you to expand your relationship with Berg & Chmielewski to ensure your rights are protected. Learn how.

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