How to Protect Your Family During a Separation

How to Protect Your Family During a Separation

If you’re in the process of separating from your former spouse, you should seek legal representation for the ultimate protection of your family. While separation isn’t regarded as a marital status in the state of Maryland, you’ll want to ensure that your family isn’t solely adhering to verbal agreements. If you’re currently bound by an oral agreement with your former spouse, you might want to consider seeking out a legal separation agreement with the experienced help of Albers & Associates legal team. Since verbal separation agreements aren’t binding, a legal separation agreement can formally outline all expectations between you and your former spouse for the best protection of your family.

Avoid a Verbal Separation Agreement

While a verbal separation agreement may seem like a safe, amicable route, it’s one of the least protective measures you can take. A verbal separation agreement between you and your former spouse may seem like a great, healthy alternative in place of meeting with lawyers. However, you and your former spouse may ultimately come to a head about what you agreed to vs. what you did not. A verbal separation agreement is also not an ideal option for two individuals who know that they will ultimately come to a divorce. By penning out a legal separation that outlines expectations moving forward regarding custody, child support, and division of property, you can be fully prepared in the event of an impending divorce.

Ensure That Your Children Are Safe, Healthy, and Happy

During a separation, it’s essential to protect children and ensure that they live in a safe, healthy, and positive environment. While you may want to argue with your former spouse, this can create a hostile environment for your children, especially if they spend time at each residence. It’s essential to build a positive environment for your children during this difficult time. Keep your children out of any arguments that may take place between yourself and your former spouse. Additionally, avoid negatively talking about their other parent.

Speak With a Legal Team for a Legal Separation Agreement

Speak with a legal team for a legal separation agreement. While there’s no such thing as a “legal separation” in Maryland, you can have a legal document outlined with the assistance of Albers & Associates. This legal document can be based on expectations set forth by both parties that both parties agree to adhere to. In addition, a separation agreement can tackle important issues such as child support, spousal support, and more. Contact Albers & Associates today for a consultation!

Albers & Associates is Your Experienced Family Law Attorney

Albers & Associates is your highly experienced Baltimore family law attorney. We can advocate on your behalf for the best possible resolution for your case. Our highly skilled legal team can expertly navigate your case and work with you during this difficult time. Contact us today for a consultation. You can also give us a call at our downtown Baltimore, MD office (410) 505-0671 or Dundalk, MD office (410) 505-7831.