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How Do I Enforce a Post-Separation Agreement?

In Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

In North Carolina, married couples who seek a divorce are required to live separate and apart for a full year before filing for divorce. This presents a slew of logistical problems as life keeps moving and there are many changes that happen during that year. A year is a very long time to live in a state of uncertainty. With this in mind, many couples opt to enter into a separation agreement to bridge the gap between when they separate and when permanent orders are entered or even longer. A separation agreement is a legally binding instrument that may address issues such as property division, living arrangements, spousal support, debt, expenses, child custody, and child support. If parties can reach this agreement, it can be an incredible relief for everyone …