Separation Agreement

Take the first critical step to a divorce process that ensures amicable separation 

We will carefully review non-modifiable terms in your separation agreement that may affect divorce provisions later on.

Only a judge can divorce two people in Virginia. However, people in Virginia do not need a judge to decide how they will get divorced. When the parties agree on how they want to handle property division, support, attorneys’ fees, and (with some exceptions) child custody and visitation, they may enter legally-binding contracts with each other that are later incorporated into court orders. Often, these contracts can be mailed to the court with the required paperwork, and a divorce decree is mailed back to each party, without anyone needing to appear in court.

At Garriott Maurer, we have extensive experience in helping people settle their divorces before any paperwork has been filed. Our attorneys have helped people negotiate agreements after extensive information sharing with their spouses. We’ve also met with people during consultations after their spouses have presented them with agreement, just to explain the difference between the parties’ rights with and without signing it. Whether you are just beginning to consider obtaining a divorce, or whether you are considering how to finish one, we can give you the tools and information you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

We will help you start moving on to a new life after divorce

A well-drafted separation agreement is the best way to take a calm, measured approach to divorce. It allows both parties to avoid wasting time, money, and effort in a contested divorce. Our team of divorce lawyers will help you draw up provisions that deal with issues such as:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Property division
  • Child and spousal support
  • Alimony
  • Tax issues and debts
  • Retirement benefits and investments
  • Healthcare insurance coverage
  • Other boilerplate provisions 

The benefits of hiring Garriott Maurer, PLLC divorce attorneys include:

Stress-free situation for children

We help you achieve amicable separation so that you and your partner can communicate effectively about major decisions in your children’s life.

Reduced legal costs

We will help you avoid a contested divorce that can be winded and expensive in the long run.

Legally binding agreement

Our lawyers will draft a clear and legally binding agreement so that both parties are committed to the responsibilities stated in the document.

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We offer expert consultation and representation from knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who will tenaciously fight for your rights, no matter the circumstances of your case.

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