Family Law Settlement Agreement
A very small percentage of cases go past settlement agreements all the way to trial. In other words, most cases are resolved via settlement at some point in the proceedings.
WHAT IS A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT?
A global settlement in a divorce action details a plan to share time with the children, how much support is owed from one party to the other, and how to separate the assets and debts accumulated during the marriage.
This agreement will impact the entire family for years to come and must be well drafted. Do not sign any agreements without first consulting an attorney.
These agreements can have far-reaching effects when it comes to custody, child support and all other facets of a divorce.
Whether your case is relatively simple (uncontested) or difficult, your settlement agreement needs to be drafted in a way that is enforceable, easy to understand, and that will facilitate and increase your ability to stay out of court in the future.