Spouse Delaying Separation Agreement

Separation agreement is an umbrella term used to describe a written contract entered into by the spouse to resolve some or all of the problems arising from their marital separation. A separation agreement can be a simple agreement setting the date of separation of the parties, or it can deal with broader issues, including custody, child custody, maintenance and/or division of marital property and debts. It is customary for one of the separated spouses to vote from the family home, but agrees (or is ordered by the court) to continue mortgage payments, continue to pay household fees, and pay assistance to the other spouse and children until the formal divorce hearing. An unpleasant tactic is that this spouse no longer makes these payments or is routinely late.