Self Service/General Question about Child support, etc


#1

My soon to be ex and myself are pretty much in agreement about everything. We have a separation agreement that we created and signed (and had notarized) when we separated. We have a few changes to be made to the document. I will be filing the paperwork by self service, but these documents do not include the agreed upon things that have to do with child support, house, etc. I have been told all I have to do is draw up a Consent Order, both parties sign it and file it with the Court. Then file the other documents for the actual divorce. I just want to confirm that is correct. Thank you!

S


#2

You do not need to file your agreement at all, or create a consent order unless you wish for your agreement to become a court order. Whether or not you incorporate the agreement into an order it is still enforceable.


#3

Thank you! So I just make the changes to the separation agreement, sign and notarize again. Then if problems were to come up later I would file something with the court then?

S


#4

Yes, that is correct. You may sign an amended agreement, and if it becomes necessary, file an action for breach of contract in the future.


#5

Thank you so much!


#6

You are most welcome.