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Pennsylvania Marital Settlement Agreements

Posted By Cairns Law Offices || 1-May-2017

If you are living in Pennsylvania and you’re researching a simple, uncontested, no-fault divorce, you probably have some questions. What will happen to my children? Can I work out property division without having an expensive divorce? Will we need a marital settlement agreement?

Here at Cairns Law Offices, we specifically help married couples obtain simple, affordable, no-fault divorces for only $219. If your spouse refuses to get divorced, or if you anticipate a high-conflict divorce, unfortunately we can’t help you. On the other hand, if your spouse is agreeable to the divorce and willing to collaborate so it can get done cheaply and effectively, we can help!

Just because you’re getting an inexpensive divorce, it does not mean that you have to sacrifice quality by any means. In fact, we can ensure that all aspects of your divorce are addressed, and this specifically refers to child custody and property division. We utilize marital settlement agreements to protect your clients’ rights during a divorce and to have everything memorialized in a legally-enforceable agreement.

Marital Settlement Agreements (MSAs)

What is a marital settlement agreement (MSA) exactly? It’s a written document that two spouses agree upon; it outlines the details and terms of their divorce. Usually, the judge incorporates the MSA into the final judgement of divorce. Once this happens, the MSA is a legally-enforceable document, just like any other court order.

What types of issues are addressed in an MSA?

Marital settlement agreements, otherwise known as “divorce agreements,” are always put into writing and signed by both spouses. When coming up with the terms of a marital settlement agreement, you want to give it the respect it deserves. Put thought into every detail so you don’t end up going back to court to change something that proved ineffective.

If you and your spouse can be on the same page about a cheap, no-fault divorce, you’ve already been through half the battle. Not only that, but you’re setting yourselves up for success. By agreeing to put your heads together and reach a fair agreement, you’re reducing stress, saving a lot of money, and ensuring a smooth transaction, versus a litigated divorce, which is costlier and significantly more stressful in general.

To speak with one of our Pennsylvania divorce attorneys, contact Cairns Law Offices today. We’d be happy to help you achieve a cheap, no-fault divorce!