Hello, I found your services via a web search and wanted to seek some advice, at least initially. Here’s what’s happening: my wife and I are in a relationship that is not working, due mostly to insurmountable communication & financial issues. We currently live in Brooklyn and have no kids. We still love each other and don’t want to rule out the possibility of reconciling. To me, that means divorce is out of the question – it’s too final, emotionally, and mentally speaking. She’s moving away, and we agree we need to separate financially also. We’ve had the initial “who gets what” talk, and it went well for both. What are the next steps? We need a separation agreement, no? She’s trying to leave in the next few DAYS. Can we get a separation agreement executed that quickly? Do we need a lawyer? Can a mediator help this? Can we do this by mail? If we can do this by mail, the timing’s not so important. What’s next?
You most definitely need a written Separation Agreement which should be prepared by an experienced matrimonial attorney. This is a matter that is too important to leave to self-help or inexperience. If you do not cover all of the issues adequately, it could come back to haunt you later in life.
She does not have to be present in NYC while the Separation Agreement is
drafted, as long as she is cooperating with the process and is available by telephone.
Please call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting to discuss the matter at greater length.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions