The divorce settlement agreement is essentially the contract between divorcing spouses. It lays out all of the terms that have been agreed to or ordered by the court with regard to property and debt division, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, attorney fees and any other issues.
At Lasiter & Jackson, we provide skillful representation to Phoenix-area clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. Once all of the decisions have been made and the disputes settled, we prepare a comprehensive divorce settlement agreement that clearly outlines each spouse’s rights and responsibilities post-divorce. We include the required language and note all agreed-upon deadlines in order to protect our client’s interests.
Some people, particularly those in uncontested divorces, may attempt to draft their own agreements in an effort to save money on hiring a lawyer. Problems can arise with this approach, however, because the spouses typically do not understand the law and may not know enough to write the agreement in a way that protects their interests.
Under Arizona law, once an agreement has been reached between the spouses and accepted by the court, it becomes binding to both parties. If the language in the agreement is ambiguous or can be left open to interpretation, it can lead to serious problems in the event of a future dispute.
When we prepare a divorce settlement agreement, we work to ensure that our client’s interests are fully protected. If your spouse’s attorney prepared the agreement, we provide a thorough review before you sign it.
Contact our office today to discuss your divorce settlement agreement questions with one of our family law attorneys.