Helping Clients Draft Property Settlement Agreements

It is not uncommon for couples to grow apart over time. Often, there is not one event that sets the couple on a path that will ultimately result in a divorce — but years of growth and maturity as individuals. When divorce becomes a reality, it is important to have a skilled attorney by your side who can answer your questions and provide the guidance you need.

At Jeffrey A. Vogelman and Associates, we have more than 30 years of experience representing clients through the full range of family law matters. With an office in Alexandria, we are prepared to represent people through much of Virginia.

What Is A Property Settlement Agreement?

From prenuptial agreements to separation agreements, there are numerous marital documents that couples can prepare to make their lives easier in the future. In Virginia, a divorcing couple can choose to draft a property settlement agreement (PSA).

A properly executed PSA can result in a cheaper and less time-consuming divorce. For couples who can come to agreement on numerous terms, the dissolution of marriage can be significantly less stressful. There are several terms that will be negotiated, including:

  • Parenting agreements: A compromise, including custody, visitation and parenting time is typically reached in the PSA. Factors can include holiday schedules, pickup/drop-off agreements and decision-making responsibilities.
  • Child support: Often there is a difference between the statutory guideline amount and the agreed-upon amount. This difference can account for elements such as child care, extracurricular activities or special needs care.
  • Spousal support: Otherwise known as alimony or spousal maintenance, these payments are designed to help a financially dependent spouse acclimate to the divided household.
  • Property and debt division: One of the more challenging aspects of a divorce can be the division of marital assets and debts. With the guidance of a skilled lawyer, a divorcing couple can reach a compromise.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced property settlement agreement attorney from Jeffrey A. Vogelman and Associates, call Jeff Vogelman at 703-650-0367 or contact us online.