NC Separation Agreement Questions

How long does it typically take after hiring an attorney to get the separation agreement finalized?
Also, is there a document that would provide that we are living separate lives, should not interfere with each other’s lives but are still working on finalizing the financial aspects of our divorce?

It depends on many things as to how long it will take between hiring a lawyer and executing a separation agreement. Things that factor into this are how quickly or slowly the lawyer works, how cooperative or not the other party is, how quickly or slowly the other party’s attorney works, how far apart the parties are in negotiations, how many rounds of negotiations and/or draft exchanges are necessary, whether or not a mediation session needs to be scheduled, how long each party takes to produce a full disclosure of their financial documents, etc. The timeframe can be anywhere from one month to 12+ months.

The separation agreement would be the document to state that you are living separate and apart. A standard provision in a separation agreement is that neither will interfere with the other.

Anna Ayscue

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