Marital Settlement Agreement Attorney
It’s important for your divorce lawyer to be able to negotiate and draft marital settlement agreements. Currently, most divorce cases are being sent to family mediation prior to a final hearing or judgement. This process attempts to have the parties agree to the terms of their divorce settlement, rather than having a judge impose the terms upon either. It is not necessary that you are represented in mediation, however, it is recommended. Thus, it is crucial that your divorce lawyer be the best mediator or (negotiator). If you prefer to hire a family law attorney who is experienced with marital settlement agreements, call Wendy Doyle-Palumbo at 727.824-5727.
What are Marital Settlement Agreements?
A marital settlement agreement is an agreement between spouses that defines the terms of their divorce. It will include any and all issues required by the Florida Divorce Statutes. A marital settlement agreement may include everything from the division of assets and financial matters to alimony, time sharing and custody. A marital settlement agreement that is negotiated and drafted successfully by your attorney will be worth it’s weight in gold. Depending on your case, settling by means of a marital settlement agreement can save costs, time, and eliminate the stress of going to trial.
Couples can either opt to settle by way of a marital settlement agreement negotiated by their divorce attorneys, or together with a mediator if the courts order attendance. You cannot be forced into signing a marital settlement agreement and you are not required to do so. The hiring of a family law attorney who can mediate, advise and negotiate for you will give you peace of mind and help to ensure the very best outcome. In a situation where a spouse and their counsel won’t “budge” you must also be ready with a trial lawyer who isn’t afraid to go to court. Not all divorce lawyers are effective in the courtroom. Wendy Doyle Palumbo is not only comfortable, but is a confident, successful trial lawyer. Wendy fights for her clients with dogged determination, obtaining the very best outcome possible for her clients who cannot reach a settlement agreement.
Are Marital Settlement Agreements Enforceable?
Yes. Marital settlement agreements are enforceable. Typically, the judge will adopt the marital settlement agreement when entering his final order for dissolution of marriage. It is important however, that the marital settlement agreement is incorporated into the final dissolution in order to avoid any separate actions for enforcements, should the need arise.
Do I Need an Attorney to Draft and Negotiate a Marital Settlement Agreement?
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, it’s wise to have an experienced family law attorney review your marital settlement agreement prior to signing it. When couples are divorcing, many times they agree to things that are not be in their best interest. To avoid the improper drafting or filing of a marital settlement agreement, contact Pasco County, Florida divorce attorney, Wendy Doyle-Palumbo in Hudson, FL for a free initial consultation.
Seasoned Family Law Attorney in Multiple Tampa Bay Jurisdictions
- Attorney Doyle-Palumbo represents clients in multiple jurisdictions in Tampa Bay including Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas County and surrounding Tampa Bay area locales.