Separation agreement


Additional note. We have not yet sined or notorized this agreement.


Dear pf99:

Greetings. Once the separation agreement is signed and notarized, it should be binding on all rights of the parties in this state. You can place in the agreement paragraphs that define where the action will be heard if the agreement is violated and which state laws apply. Therefore, the agreement would be binding outside of NC and enforceable through the laws of North Carolina and in North Carolina. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My wife & I separated in Jan 2004. We went to mediation and came to a separation agreement.

My ex could not aford housing in this area and is moving to FL.

I am looking for work and may also move outside of NC.

What process do we need to take to make sure that the separation agreement is legally binding outside of the state of NC?

As part of the separation agreement our real property (home & land) is beig divided.