Separation Agreements

Separation is a legal arrangement for spouses to live separately without formally divorcing. Separation agreements address many of the same issues as a divorce, including child support, child custody and parenting time, spousal support and property division.

Exploring Your Divorce Alternatives

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.

A separation agreement can bind parties to terms regarding finances, assets, living arrangements, childcare, parenting time and many other factors involved in a separation.

At the law office of Jay S. Baum, we have personally handled over 3,000 divorce and separation cases, and we are skilled in drafting separation agreements that fully meet the needs of individuals and families. Our approach involves:

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

We also review separation agreements drafted by other attorneys.

Contact An Experienced Separation Agreements Attorney

If you have questions regarding separation agreements, contact us for a free initial consultation. Call our Staten Island office at 718-980-5200 or complete our online contact form.

Questions? Get The Answers You Need

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


Jay S. Baum Attorney at Law
3117 Richmond Road
2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10306

Phone: 718-980-5200
Fax: 718-351-2220
Staten Island Law Office Map