Very few marriages are predicated upon the idea that they will someday end. Indeed, most Surrey residents will agree that few people enter a marriage hoping for or expecting divorce. The fact remains, however, that divorce is as common today as it has ever been, and it benefits both spouses to have a clear understanding of the sorts of family law agreements that can be pursued to help bring an equitable and efficient end to a marriage.
Separation agreements are, of course, the most common type of agreement associated with divorce. In such agreements, a couple will sit down with their representation and hammer out the details of property and asset division. A fair and appropriate way to divide responsibility for existing debts can be addressed as well.
Custody agreements pertain to couples with children who have not yet reached the age of majority. This sort of agreement can be challenging, particularly in contentious divorce, meaning it is very easy for children to end up feeling “in the middle” between opposing sides. This is why the support of an attorney through this process is important, as it can help to expedite the process and minimize the impact on children.
Of course, each divorce is as different as the individuals involved. What works for one couple may not work for another, and it is important for Surrey spouses to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding divorce proceedings. By securing the assistance of experienced attorneys, both spouses will be in a position to seek the support necessary to achieve a fair and comprehensive settlement.