FAQs Separation Agreements

Why should I sign a separation agreement?

Separation agreements are usually the best way to try to settle issues resulting from the breakdown of the matrimonial relationship. If you refuse to engage in the negotiation of a settlement agreement you will almost always end up in front of a court. Court proceedings are much more expensive then working to negotiate a settlement agreement and can also take much longer to resolve themselves.

If you have children, negotiating a separation agreement can help to bring stability to their lives at a time when they need it most. Fighting a messy family court battle will almost always be damaging to your children’s mental health and may damage the family unit irreparably.

If you have a family business, negotiating a separation agreement can help bring stability to the business. Many a family run business has been destroyed by divorces in which one of the parties refuses to cooperate and instead runs the business into the ground.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.