Westchester County Separation Agreement Lawyer
Divorce Attorneys in Westchester County
In New York, a married couple needs a legal reason (grounds) to file for
divorce. When there is an absence of adultery, cruel and inhumane treatment, abandonment
and imprisonment, a couple may execute a separation agreement in order
to qualify to file for divorce under New York law.
Through the execution of a separation agreement, the parties will live
separate and will also make provisions regarding
visitation and more. After living separately for a minimum of one year, either party
may then file for divorce.
Before you consider drafting or signing a separation agreement, it is essential
that you consult a knowledgeable Westchester County family law attorney
as soon as possible. You need to ensure that all issues are addressed
in the agreement and also that your position and interests are protected
so the agreement suits both parties involved. Because major issues such
as custody and visitation will be sorted out, it can be disastrous if
you do not work with an attorney. Chances are that your spouse will be
working with an attorney, and you need skilled representation of your own.
Legal Separation or Divorce - Which Is Right for Me?
Experienced Help from Andrea Friedman
At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we have
more than 35 years of combined legal experience and a great deal of familiarity with separation agreements as well as
divorce actions. Because we have an understanding of how to deal with
sensitive issues that may arise in the case of a legal separation, we
can help our clients achieve the results they are hoping for while keeping
the process as simple and smooth as possible. We represent clients throughout
Westchester County, New York.
A separation agreement may be executed and filed in the county clerk’s
office, but filing is optional and is only required when you actually
sue for divorce. To find out what you need to do to execute a separation
agreement in Westchester County, New York, call Friedman & Friedman,
Attorneys at Law today!
Contact a Westchester County separation agreement attorney to discuss the terms of your separation agreement and whether this is the
best option for your future.