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Do you need a lawyer to write your separation agreement?

Separation Agreement

Clients getting a divorce or separation who need family mediation often ask the question: Do I need a lawyer to write our separation agreement? There is misinformation suggesting that mediation is not effective or as affordable as advertised because the agreements made in mediation are not legally binding. The suggestion is that only a lawyer can draft a legally binding separation agreement. This is not true. 

Renowned mediator, Amy Robertson, offers four solutions for families navigating getting a separation agreement with and without the extra cost of lawyers, in her blog post: https://victoriamediation.com/do-you-have-to-be-a-lawyer-to-draft-a-separation-agreement/

 

ByJoselin Corrigan
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