What actions void a Separation Agreement?


#1

The only way your agreement can be rescinded is in writing. It must be signed an notarized. You should check with your attorney to see if there are any provisions that speak to reconciliation in your current agreement, and what happens to your property upon actual reconciliation.

Good luck,

Shonnese D. Stanback
Attorney
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#2

My husband and I have a legal Separation Agreement. He initiated it and I signed it after seeking an Attorneys advice. We have since decided to reconcile. However, he is living “out of state” which puts me in a precarious position of the one year waiting period continuing. We presently have our house on the market and I’m living in it.

I would like to know if its possible for an Agreement be voided, or dropped legally. I do not like the idea of having this legal document hanging over my head. The reconcilliation is verbal but the Separation Agreement is of course legal and binding in my eyes.

If he made a phone call to his Attorney with this request could something be put in writing for me to have as proof of his intentions ?

I don’t know if this type of request is how to handle this or not, but I would feel better knowing I have something other than a verbal commitment.