Creating a separation agreement can be something of a balancing act. The Probate and Family Court judge will ensure your agreement is fair to both of you and does not go against your child’s best interests, but there is no cookie-cutter standard it will be held to. You will have to decide on many important issues that will go into the agreement, such as alimony, parenting time schedules, tax benefits, and the division of your marital assets. You should not approach this task lightly. You and your spouse may want different things so it may take some creativity and give and take to negotiate an agreement.
A separation agreement is a challenging document to draft, but you can get creative in how you and your spouse work out the terms. Using creative problem solving in your separation agreement can help you and your spouse divorce on your own terms. There are few hard and fast rules when it comes to certain divorce-related issues. Play around with the options you have until you reach a place where you are both happy. Staying flexible while you create this document can help you ensure the agreement works for your family and is easy to adhere to down the road. Speak with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator if you have questions about using creative problem solving in your divorce mediation. There are many ways you can share parenting time with your spouse and endless ways you can fairly divide your marital property. You will need experienced guidance to be able to fully utilize all the options you have in your divorce. A mediator can inform you of the potential outcomes so you can create an agreement that is both legally sound and suited to your family’s particular needs.
Every family is unique. Consider divorce mediation if you want your agreement to accommodate this uniqueness. Mediation can help you find creative solutions to your problems so you and your spouse can divorce amicably and be happy with the outcome. A flexible mindset and the ability to think creatively about how you work out the terms of your divorce can ensure mediation success and long-term peace of mind.
Do you have questions about creating a separation agreement? Mediation Advantage Services is here to help. Polly A. Tatum is highly experienced in Massachusetts family law and can help you and your spouse create a separation agreement that works for your family. Based in historic Worcester with a satellite office in Northboro, MA, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at 508-795-1557, fill out our online form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free e-book for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.