Separation & Postnuptial Agreements

Negotiating Marital Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is one way to facilitate the dissolution of a marriage. It includes provision for equitable distribution of marital assets and debt, child custody and visitation, child support and possibly alimony. North Carolina family laws require that all couples seeking divorce must first be legally separated for one year. While couples can enter into a separation agreement without proceeding to a divorce lawsuit, those who wish to divorce will need to negotiate these issues first in a separation agreement.

Our experienced Charlotte family law attorneys can help you in resolving the matters of your separation agreement. We tailor our services to your unique family situation, helping clients in low-income, mid-income and also high-income levels. We will also protect your rights should disputes arise in the future regarding the terms of your agreement.


The process of enforcing a separation agreement differs from that of enforcing terms of a divorce settlement. We provide honest counsel on the merits of separation and divorce litigation given your unique circumstances so you can make informed decisions about the process best suited to your family's situation.


Understanding Postnuptial Agreements

Similar to prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements allow married couples to preserve individual financial assets or personal inheritances in the event of divorce or separation, but these agreements are negotiated after marriage. Many of our clients include those who have been considering marital separation, but perhaps wish to try and save the marriage if possible. Other clients have already separated but seek to get back together.

In clearly defining important financial goals and individual assets, a postnuptial agreement can help couples have peace of mind while determining their path forward. Our lawyers will help you negotiate agreements that align your goals and preserve your best interests.


Contact Us To Discuss Your Options For Post-Marriage Resolution

At the Tom Bush Law Group, our goal is to obtain creative solutions to your family law problems. Contact us online or call our office in Charlotte at 704-347-0110 to schedule a consultation.