Suffolk County Separation Agreement and Stipulation of Settlement Lawyer

Separation agreements are written contracts between spouses that permit the spouses to live separately from each other and settle rights of marriage including

It is often used as a tool to settle issues of divorce without the time or expense of a trial.  When executed during divorce litigation, a separation agreement is often referred to as a Stipulation of Settlement or Settlement Agreements. The parties are given tremendous flexibility to settle marital issues but the agreement must still comply with applicable laws.  As with any contract, a party seeking to prohibit enforcement of the settlement agreement can assert defenses such as fraud, duress, coercion or incapacity.