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Maryland Separation Agreements

Montgomery County Divorce Attorney

When you get divorced, either you will decide the issues that will affect your life by reaching an agreement with your former partner, or the court will decide for you. Whichever way you proceed, a decision will ultimately be made on the issues of property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support.

  • Will you be happy with those decision?
  • Will your divorce be accomplished in months or minutes?
  • Will your money support your lawyer or your children?
    The answers to these questions depend on how you approach your divorce.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan J. Biedron, I help my clients work toward voluntary and reasonable separation and property settlement agreements. Don't let the courts decide for you when, with the right legal guidance and support, you can decide for yourself. Contact my Germantown law office to learn more.

Uncontested divorce offers people the opportunity to end their marriages more quickly and at less expense. In order to proceed with an uncontested divorce, you must have reached agreement on the major issues of property division, spousal support, child custody, visitation, and child support. An experienced divorce attorney can be very helpful at this point, guiding you through a variety of other subjects you can consider including in your settlement and giving you insight into what terms can be useful and enforceable.

Once you have arrived at a written separation agreement, the court will grant your divorce with only a short hearing instead of a trial. A separation agreement is the most important step you can take toward an uncontested divorce.

High-Income Couples with Complex Estates

No matter what your income or how complex your estate, it is possible to arrive at a separation agreement that the court will approve and rely upon to grant an uncontested divorce. For clients with complex assets, financial experts may be consulted to determine the value of businesses or property and to examine financial and investment information.

What if We Don't Agree on All Issues?

Divorce is the final step in a legal process that began the moment you decided to end your marriage. Even if you and your former partner agree on many things, it is not uncommon to begin the settlement process with issues where you cannot agree. It is also common to discover areas of disagreement along the way, or even to find that one or two issues stand in the way of a final separation agreement.

That is when your divorce attorney will prove most valuable. I can explain the law and how it applies to your situation. I can tell you the most likely outcome if we take your issues to court, and I can help you weigh the risks, costs, and benefits of choosing to take an issue to court.

You can choose to seek a separation agreement at any time in the process, even during trial. However, the earlier you arrive at an agreement, the less costly and time consuming the process will be.

Sometimes a session or two of mediation will help a couple get past a sticking point. I often participate with my clients in mediation. I'm your advocate throughout the process of divorce, whether in negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Contact my office to schedule a consultation.