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The divorce litigation process can be time-consuming and expensive. In Maryland, parties can resolve all issues related to their marriage prior to litigation by entering into a private agreement. This agreement is also referred to as a marital settlement agreement, separation agreement, or property settlement agreement. A separation agreement may be written and signed before or after the parties have filed for divorce, even if the parties are still living together. When the ground for divorce is a voluntary twelve-month separation, or separation by mutual consent, a separation agreement may be used as evidence to obtain the divorce.
The separation agreement should include the following:
We will negotiate on your behalf the best settlement agreement possible for you. You know your circumstances and goals better than anyone. If it is possible to resolve your case without the need of litigation, then we will help you reach a fair agreement with the terms that work best for you.
If you are interested in reaching a separation agreement with your spouse, then Attorney Dana Whitten will help you negotiate and mediate in your best interest. We invite you to contact us at (301)762-2528 or using our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you on your Maryland marital settlement agreement matter.