Legal separation is, in most ways, equivalent to divorce. You can live separate lives. However, there is one major difference: If you are legally separated from your spouse, you are not actually divorced.

As a skilled Manhattan separation agreement attorney, I draft separation agreements on behalf of people who have chosen to live separate from their spouses. The separation agreement can provide direction on how to handle all elements that are also in divorce. The agreement can also be converted into a judgment for divorce.

At the Law Office of Elliot Green, I work closely with my clients to protect their rights and futures. I draft separation agreements for people in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the surrounding parts of New York.

What Is Included in a Separation Agreement?

As a Manhattan separation agreement lawyer, I understand that you may have many questions about what a legal separation is — and what it isn’t. A legal separation is not a divorce. Yet, a legal separation can include virtually the same types of decisions regarding:

Should you and your spouse decide to divorce, the separation agreement can be converted into a marital settlement agreement.

As your family law attorney, I will consider your own personal needs. The decision to separate can be for religious reasons, to “test out” separate lives or for one spouse to stay on the other spouse’s health insurance. I provide personalized attention to your specific situation. If you want to eventually proceed toward divorce, I can help with that as well. I also draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Contact My New York City Law Firm for a Free 30 Minute Initial Consultation

For your convenience, I offer day, evening and weekend appointments. I promptly return phone calls and e-mails, even outside of normal business hours. As your Brooklyn legal separation attorney, I will be accessible to you from the start of your case to the finish. Contact me to schedule an appointment.