Separation Agreement

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Meaning of Separation Agreement

An arrangement evidenced in writing between a husband and wife to live apart and which usually sets out the terms of the financial support that one is to provide the other , the custody of children, the rights of non-custodial parent of access to the children, the provision for financial support of the children, the division of matrimonial properties, etc. An agreement for immediate separation for good consideration is binding although agreement for future separation is contrary to public policy and will not be enforced. For it is the policy of the law to encourage the continuance of marital status and a contract for future separation is against such policy.

Legal Definition of Separation Agreement

A written agreement between a couple who intend to stop living together. It sets out how they wish to sort our financial arrangements, property and arrangements for the children.

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