Separation Agreements in Hackensack

Helping Couples throughout Bergen County

Separation need not be an all or nothing proposition. When a couple is experiencing difficulties in their marriage, their options are not limited to either divorcing or staying together. There is a third option, whereby the parties separate for a period of time while they work through their problems.

Of course, separating, even for a temporary period, is not as simple as one party moving out. Our Hackensack attorneys can help you with the legal matters associated with separation, including helping you draft a binding agreement.

Call Laterra & Hodge, LLC today at (201) 580-2240.

What Needs to Be Decided?

There are many practical issues that must be addressed during any period of separation.

These issues include:

  • Who is staying and who is going?
  • How will the bills be paid in the interim?
  • How will the party who is moving out be able to meet the increased expenses of finding new living accommodations?
  • What happens with the children during this period?

Parties faced with such questions are advised to enter into a separation agreement, spelling out all of the details in the same fashion as they would if they were entering into a divorce agreement. This allows the parties the security of being able to work on their marriage in good faith, without having to worry about what happens if things do not get better.

At Laterra & Hodge, LLC, our Hackensack attorneys can help you work through these issues and have your concerns addressed in an agreement so that you can focus on repairing the marriage. Call our firm at (201) 580-2240 to schedule a free initial consultation.


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