Separation agreements in centereach, ny
what is a separation agreement?
A separation agreement is a legal contract between spouses that addresses the division of assets and debts, as well as support, maintenance, custody or visitation issues. If you and your spouse have children or any significant assets and/or debt, it is important to have a separation agreement that details the terms of your split.
What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce?
A legal separation allows you to live apart according to the agreement while remaining married. Getting divorced means you are no longer legally married. Some couples choose to stay separated indefinitely without obtaining a divorce, depending on their circumstances.
why would i get separated and not divorced?
There can be advantages to separating instead of getting divorced. For example, some medical insurance companies allow for benefits to be kept by a separated spouse, but not a divorced spouse.
The Law Office of Gina M. Pellettieri is fully equipped to assist you with an array of separation-related legal concerns. Call now to learn more about the separation services available to you. Separation services in and surrounding the areas of Selden, Centereach, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma, Holtsville, Holbrook, Port Jefferson, Patchogue, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.