Separation Or Property Settlements

In a separation or property settlement agreement, parties may contract with each other with respect to many things, including the rights and obligations regarding any real and personal property, the custodial arrangements for the minor children, and the amounts of spousal and child support. Once signed by both spouses, the agreement is presented to the court and the terms of the agreement become part of a court order with which both parties must comply.

Because of the importance and long term effect of entering into an agreement, it is important to keep in mind that you should seek the advice of counsel prior to signing anything you may waive legal rights you do not even realize exist.

Attorney Laurie Crawford at The Crawford Law Firm, PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia generally believes that the most effective way to resolve a family law issue is by agreement as the parties have the ability to craft a unique agreement to meet their needs, and the fees associated with settlement are typically lower than that of litigation. Laurie has experience in drafting agreements and can assist you in negotiating and drafting an agreement so that all of your rights are protected.

Please do not hesitate to contact our law office online or call 703-621-7146 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.