When I’m having my first interview with clients, they frequently will ask me, “What is a settlement agreement or a separation agreement?” I explain to them that when they are going through the divorce process, the reason they are doing it is that they have to resolve a bunch of issues. They have to resolve custody and visitation, who gets the dog, who’s going to be living in the house, and what happens to the pension account. All of these things have to be decided. When they’re decided, they’re written into a document. That document is called the settlement agreement or separation agreement and it governs the party after the divorce. It tells them what their responsibilities are.
Leslye M. Schlesinger is an effective and compassionate attorney from New City, NY guiding clients through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law and mediation. If you need quality legal services, contact Ms. Schlesinger’s New City office for a consultation.