Separation Agreements

Staten Island, New York, Separation Agreement Lawyer

Legal separation is a less final means of resolving marital difficulties than a divorce. Legal separation has some advantages over divorce, including:

  • No grounds need be stated to pursue legal separation
  • Religious reasons
  • Legal separation can set parameters for the couple while living separately, especially in regard to continuing support obligations and child sharing issues.
  • By remaining married, a door is left open for a resumption of marriage.

Like any legal change to a formal/contractual arrangement, a separation can legally be put into place by the use of a contract, a separation agreement. A separation agreement can bind parties to terms regarding finances, assets, living arrangements, childcare, parenting time and many other factors involved in a separation.

If you are considering seeking a legal separation and drafting a separation agreement, the family law offices of Jay S. Baum can help. Attorney Jay Baum has personally handled over 3,000 divorce and separation cases, and is skilled in drafting separation agreements that fully meet the needs of individuals and families. Mr. Baum can:

  • Meet with you to discuss the reasons for the separation and the terms that will best match your goals
  • Review the facts of your situation
  • Draft a separation agreement that maximizes the benefits you seek through separation

We also review separation agreements drafted by other attorneys.

If you have questions regarding separation agreements, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Baum. We are available for weekend and evening appointments, accept credit cards and are located in the heart of New Dorp opposite the New Dorp train station. To contact us, call 718-980-5200.