Separation Agreement With Children
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I Have a Separation Agreement, But I Need a Section Dealing With My Children. What Needs To Be Included?
The separation agreement section dealing with children should be placed after the listing of both parties and the names of their attorneys. It should include:
- Name and age of each surviving child born to the marriage
- Emancipation event and date of any child, if necessary
Custody and Visitation
- Custody of minor children with type of custody (by one spouse only, joint, split)
- Restrictions on change of residence by spouse having custody
- Care of children by persons other than spouses
- Consultation and joint decisions on educational and major medical matters
- Visitation rights
- Child support amount and duration
- Listing of emancipation events and any effects this will have on child support
Do I Need an Attorney To Help Draft The Section In My Separation Agreement Dealing With Children?
A separation agreement is critical to protecting your rights and a badly drafted agreement could result in lost custody or seeing children less than one would like. Find a good family law attorney to draft your agreement.
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Last Modified: 07-13-2011 11:56 AM PDT
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