Can I erase my separation agreement?
Written by our divorce lawyers in Manassas
Whether a divorce is filed due to adultery, cruelty, or some other ground, most cases end up resolving via separation agreement. A separation agreement is a document agreed to and signed by the husband and wife, and sets out custody, visitation, and support. It also states who gets what pieces of property, retirement accounts, vehicles, etc. The separation agreement is then incorporated into a final decree of divorce and becomes an order of the court.
For more than 30 years our divorce lawyers in Manassas have been helping individuals with divorce matters in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, and throughout Northern Virginia.
What many people do not realize is that a separation agreement is very difficult to “erase” or “undo.” To set aside a separation agreement, it must be proven by clear and convincing evidence that fraud occurred. This is a very difficult burden to meet and can cost tens of thousands of dollars to litigate. If you sign a separation agreement, you will likely have to live with the consequences.
To protect yourself and your family, our divorce lawyers in Manassas encourage you to make sure the separation agreement reflects your wishes so you do not have to try to “undo” it down the road.
Our divorce lawyers will explain each and every word to make sure it is understood exactly what the terms of the agreement mean.
If you are in need of experienced divorce lawyers who get results, please contact us online or by calling 703-361-0776.
Divorce lawyers in Manassas serving Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, and Annandale.