Divorce is never easy for anyone. The entire process can be stressful and difficult for all parties involved. One of the most difficult parts is the separation. Both spouses are having to adjust to a new and scary situation. Most likely, there will be much anger throughout the process. Both sides might lash out at one another and harsh words could be said. The last thing that anyone wants to deal with after that is determining how property will be divided. This is where a separation agreement comes in. By determining beforehand how issues will be handled, a couple can help to preserve their dignity rather than rip it away from each other.
Through a separation agreement, a couple can file for what is known as an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce allows couples to avoid all of the stress that would normally be a part of the process. However, in order to file for an uncontested divorce, a couple must first have lived separately for a year. This allows them to think about the choice they are making. This year also allows the couple to create a separation agreement. This agreement helps couples to divide assets, such as finances and property, before the actual divorce proceedings.
Through gaining a separation agreement, a couple is able to keep their dignity. No one wants to yell and scream at each other during a long court fight. Through this method, couples can settle their affairs peacefully. By dealing with the issues outside of court, both spouses can skip over the pain and humiliation that might follow the proceedings. Through this method, couples can also part ways more amicably than they would if they endured a screaming match with one another.
We at Christine M. Howard Law are committed to ensuring that every couple who is looking to split is able to go through the divorce with dignity. If you or your spouse are wanting a divorce, but are not sure what the best course of action to take is, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (864) 282-8575.