Property Settlement Agreements
Around the time they separate, ex-couples benefit from having written agreements about custody, visitation, and support. If they are planning to divorce, they also benefit from having, before filing for divorce, a signed agreement about who gets which assets and which debts. Mediation is a great way to save time, money, and sanity as you negotiate your Property Settlement Agreement. In Virginia, a mediator who is acting as your scrivener can write your Property Settlement Agreement for you. We do recommend that both parties get advice from attorneys before signing their Agreement.
When you have your parenting agreement (if applicable), your support agreement (if applicable), and your Property Settlement Agreement written and signed, it is fairly easy and inexpensive to file for divorce pro se (representing yourself).
The author, Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D., is a Professional Family Mediator certified by the Virginia Supreme Court. She is not an attorney. This article is for informational purposes only. Nothing here should be construed as legal advice. For a free consultation about whether family mediation would be helpful for you, contact Dr. Colin at mediatorQ@gmail.com or 703.864.2101.
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