Separation Agreements

Guiding You Through Maryland Separation Agreements

In Maryland, separation agreements is a legal contract that spells out your rights and obligations while you are waiting to get an absolute (or final) divorce. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, our legal team drafts separation agreements that are economically sound, yet provide the security of an enforceable contract.

An Alternative to a Limited Divorce

Separation agreements serves the same purpose as a limited divorce in Maryland. Both allow the parties to arrive at a temporary resolution of issues such as:

  • Who will live in the marital residence
  • Who will pay mortgage and car payments
  • How marital property will be divided
  • Who will have primary custody of the children
  • How much visitation the non-custodial parent will have
  • How much child support will be paid and by whom
  • Whether either party should receive alimony while the divorce is in process

A separation agreement allows the parties to make their own decisions rather than having a judge make them. After a one-year waiting period, the parties can obtain an absolute divorce in a divorce master’s office rather than in family court. The divorce master is a lawyer who makes recommendations to the judge. The separation agreement can be entered into your divorce judgment so it becomes the orders of the court.

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