What is a Marriage Settlement Agreement?
A marriage settlement agreement is a written agreement between divorcing couples detailing their mutual agreement on the terms of their divorce.
The vast majority of divorces are able to be settled without a trial, and most courts will encourage, possibly even order the couple to attempt an agreement through such means as negotiation or mediation. Once reached, the agreement can then be reviewed by the court for fairness and either merged with or incorporated into the divorce decree. (more…)