Legal Separation

Define Your Rights And Responsibilities In A Separation Agreement

At Terri Herron Law, we know that the decision to divorce is rarely made overnight. Some states even require that you live separately from your spouse for up to a year. This is not a requirement in Georgia, but you may still choose to live separately prior to filing for divorce. You may even choose to remain married under the law for religious, tax, Social Security benefits, health insurance or other reasons.

In either situation, defining your rights and responsibilities through legal separation can help you protect your interests. Attorney Terri Herron is very knowledgeable about the law and sensitive to your needs. She can help you draft a separation agreement tailored to your family. Call our office in Atlanta at 404-692-6487. We serve clients in the metro area and surrounding counties.

"Before I spoke with Ms. Herron, I worked with three other lawyers. Ms. Herron was the only one that gave me options and educated me on the things I needed to know going forward. Honestly, if you are looking for a family law attorney, I guarantee that you would not be disappointed hiring Ms. Herron." — Client testimonial

A separation agreement is a legal document you can enforce in court. You and your spouse can voluntarily agree to the terms or you can let a judge decide for you. In addition to setting clear terms during the separation, the agreement can be used as evidence during your divorce or incorporated into your final settlement.

In a separation agreement, you can:

  • Address property concerns such as who will live in the house
  • Set financial responsibilities, including how the bills will be paid
  • Assign spousal and child support obligations
  • Define a child custody and visitation agreement

Are You Considering Separation? Divorce? Contact Us Today.

Make sure that you protect your rights and interests during a separation. Meet with our lawyer to discuss how you can accomplish your goals. Call our law office at 404-692-6487 to schedule a free consultation or send us an email.