Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Property Settlement Agreements

When preparing a Property Settlement Agreement parties to a divorce action must be sure to contemplate not only existing circumstances but also anticipated circumstances. In light of today's economic uncertainty it is common for Alimony, Child Support, and Custody and Visitation to be revisited as parties find themselves without jobs, accepting different jobs with hours that limit or expand the time they have to parent, or even moving to different parts of the country in order to obtain jobs. People who find themselves in any of these situations may find themselves looking to a Judge to determine whether they are entitled to modifications of alimony, child support, custody, parenting time, or other circumstances sucha s relocation with the children. The clearer the Property Settlement Agreement is on the matters in question, the more likely it is that the Judge hearing your matter will agree with the specified terms as a contemplated agreement between the parties. If the Property Settlement Agreement is silent on the matters in question then the Judge will have to look to statutes and case law to guide him or her in making a decision and that decision may not be what you would have bargained for.

Please visit www.HeatherDarlingLawyer.com for more information on the factors a Judge would use in making such decisions.

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