Marital settlement agreements are written and signed contracts by both spouses that outline the terms of the divorce. These agreements will address the issues in your case, including custody and time-sharing. Florida allows couples to dissolve marriages rather quickly, allowing for a minimum time frame of 30 days from filing. The more agreeable the spouses are in the divorce, the better chance at dissolving the marriage fast.

If you want a marital settlement agreement, contact a Miami FL divorce attorney

Florida courts will not issue marital settlement agreements until various issues are addressed, including alimony, child custody, child support, and division of property. These agreements show the court that both you and your spouse have reached agreements, and as such, the document must be signed by both parties. If the settlement has court approval, it becomes the basis of the divorce decree, or your divorce order. 

Settlements allow couples to save time, money, and stress by avoiding strenuous legal battles. The best-case scenarios are when couples can reach agreements on their divorce without needing to go to court. However, in some cases, a Miami family law lawyer may still be necessary. 

Through the use of negotiations, mediation, and collaboration, couples can reach agreements. Negotiations are the most common way to settle issues, having each spouse's lawyer involved, they can advocate for solutions. Mediation will bring in a third-party guide to reach a solution, while collaboration indicates the couple will not litigate the divorce. 

Marital settlements are not always easy. An experienced lawyer from Rafool, LLC can help you reach settlements when conflicts arise. For more information, please call us at 305.567.9400.