Deciding to break up a marriage is extremely difficult, and going straight to getting a divorce may not be the right answer for you. If you are not sure if divorce is the solution to your relationship problems, talk to your family attorney in Paterson about a separation agreement. A separation agreement allows you and your spouse to negotiate some ground rules for living apart without going through with the full divorce process.

In a separation agreement, your lawyer will help you divide property and assets equitably while you attempt a separation. The specifics of the agreement will depend on your needs. For instance, you may need to make an agreement about your home, or you may want to divide up your retirement accounts. Your divorce lawyer can include any items you and your spouse wish to incorporate into your agreement. If after being separated you and your spouse decide to divorce, your lawyer can use the details of your separation agreement so that the divorce itself is faster and less contentious.