Setting The Stage For An Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is a traumatic life event. A separation agreement can be a useful legal tool for couples on the brink of divorce. At the Annapolis Law Office of Kari Holm Fawcett, I can structure your agreement to help establish guidelines for uncontested proceedings when the time comes for divorce.

With proper consideration, your agreement can take care of both parties' financial and legal needs. I can help you find solutions to your legal issues before a divorce complaint is filed.

I will focus my energy on providing you with a personalized separation agreement tailored to your needs. Your agreement can also help provide clear, effective direction for any future legal actions.

Evaluate Needs

Property division can be complex and create discord. When discussing separation agreements, I first evaluate your legal and financial needs. My firm can look at financial and insurance documents to help determine each person's fundamental needs. For instance, I can focus on possible tax liability and implications and discuss them with you using direct, plain English - not legalese.

Provide Guidance

Separation and divorce can be difficult to navigate. With proper legal guidance and practical advice, I can help you make decisions that are in your best interest. I can educate you on the different legal implications at every step.

My Bowie, Maryland, law office can structure a separation agreement that provides answers to the following issues:

  • Child custody
  • Child and spousal support
  • Visitation
  • Division of pension and retirement interest
  • Division of personal property ("Chattel")
  • Alimony, or spousal support, issues
  • Payment of taxes
  • Debt payment division
  • College education/life insurance issues
  • Monetary award issues
  • Lawyers' fees
  • Disposition of marital assets/home

Cost-Effective Action

Separation agreements can provide a quick, cost-effective way to end your marriage. Once they are drafted and signed by you and your spouse, and once the grounds for divorce have become ripe, you have reached the stage at which you can apply for an uncontested divorce.

Free Consultation

A separation agreement can be a powerful legal tool, if written properly. I appreciate your situation and want to help you find the right solutions. To discuss your unique situation in a free initial phone consultation with an attorney, please call me at 301-262-5500, 410-266-5525 or send me an email.

My office is located in Bowie, Maryland, at the corner of Route 197 and Route 450, just behind the McDonalds. We also have an office in Annapolis, Maryland, next to the Westfield Annapolis Mall.