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Reaching An Agreement Can Save Time And Money

Most divorces do not end in a trial. The majority of couples work through the steps in a divorce using negotiation or mediation. This is typically better for everyone because they retain some control over the decisions instead of letting a judge decide. With a property settlement agreement, the two parties come to an agreement prior to a divorce. When a couple is able to do this, they can avoid a costly and stressful trial. The Virginia Property Settlement Agreement attorneys at Shawna L. Stevens PLLC can help you draft a property settlement agreement that is in your best interests. We understand the advantages of reaching an agreement and keeping the matter out of court.

Property Settlement Agreements And Other Marital Agreements

A property settlement agreement is essentially a contract between two parties that specifies the rights and obligations of each party if they separate or divorce. The agreement covers issues such as:

  • The division of assets
  • Child custody and child support
  • Spousal support

As your lawyers, we will represent you in negotiation or mediation with your spouse. We are experienced, skilled negotiators who will be prepared to argue for your rights. We will also counsel you on when to compromise and when to remain firm on what you want.

We can also prepare separation agreements for people who are separating either prior to or in lieu of a divorce. Separation agreements cover the same issues as property settlement agreements, but the couple will still be legally married when the agreement is finalized.

Drafting a premarital or post-marital agreement can be a good way to prevent lengthy and expensive divorce litigation. You can come to us for assistance with these documents.

We, Will, Explain Which Option Is Right For You

Our lawyers welcome your call to discuss your case. Call 540-310-4088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Fredericksburg attorney from Shawna L. Stevens LLC.