Property Settlement Agreements
A property settlement agreement is a written contract between you and your spouse that divides your property, spells out your rights, and settles problems such as alimony and child custody.
If you don't have any marital property, joint debts, or children, you probably don't need a marital separation agreement to get a no fault divorce. If you want to provide for the future governance of your relationship, as well as provide additional evidence about the day that you separated to the court, you should have a property settlement agreement that is clear about the date of separation and other terms. It is better to have a clearly written agreement rather than rely on verbal understandings.
In New Jersey, your divorce pleadings will be simpler and less complicated if you have a property settlement agreement, and it will be clear to the court that you have an uncontested divorce.
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