Is a Separation Agreement Necessary?


The separation agreement would waive your inheritance and beneficiary rights, and waive any interest that either of you may have in the property in the possession of the other party. Even though items are titled separately, the other party may have a marital interest.

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So far it’s been a non-contested split. He does not know where I live, nor does he have any way to contact me except at work.

  • married 15 months
  • no children
  • marital home was husband’s previously / in his name only
  • vehicles are titled separately
  • only marital property is a timeshare; quitclaim deed underway to remove husband’s name from deed

In the situation described above, what would be the benefit of a separation agreement, since (as I understand it) legal separation does not technically exsist in NC?