Community Forums

Reload this Page Community Forums > Breaking Up, Reconciliation & Coping > Separation and Divorce

filing before financial agreement?

Separation and Divorce Considering ending your marriage? Going through a divorce? Let us know!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 21st December 2009, 3:39 PM   #1
Established Member
1Angel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 153
Question filing before financial agreement?

Does a financial agreement have to be in place before one of the parties goes to the courthouse to file? I'm asking if the agreement of split debts and assets has to come first or can that come after a spouse serves papers to the other one? Maybe I have this wrong but I thought papers served then agreements of finances and custody are worked out in time between the filing and before it's final. Or do you work out finances and custody before then file?
Based on both people agree on split. No nastiness or dirty tricks or millions of dollars.
1Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st December 2009, 9:38 PM   #2
Established Member
mikeymad's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 380
nope, that happens after you get lawyers or papers involved. you can work it out beforehand, but before everything is signed, they (or you) can go back on any oral agreement. So essentially who files first gets to make the demands, and then its point/counterpoint until it's final. If you both agree, usually you can go the route without a lawyer. Your best bet would be to contact a divorce lawyer, usually they have a free or cheap consult.
Good luck
mikeymad is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Filing for D Canuck81 Separation and Divorce 1 6th November 2009 4:30 PM
Filing for Divorce - What to ask for? stevenlee Separation and Divorce 1 8th July 2009 7:06 PM
I'm bck-filing today SmartWoman321 Separation and Divorce 3 7th August 2008 1:20 PM
MM is filing for divorce, I need advice... DepressedWaiting The Other Man / Woman 16 20th December 2005 4:24 AM
I put off filing and lost everything Maria46 Separation and Divorce 6 20th September 2004 10:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 9:28 PM.

Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice. If you or someone close to you is currently in crisis or in an emergency situation, contact your local law enforcement agency or emergency number.

Copyright © 1997-2018 All Rights Reserved.