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Separation Agreement Workbook

Separation Agreement Workbook

Introduction

Asterisks (*) indicate required answers.

If you should have any questions, feel free to call our office for help.

Your Information
Spouse's Information
Your Wedding Information
Existing Agreements
Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
Pending Family Court Litigation about Alimony

If the above pending fmaily court matter becomes finalized, you must submit a copy of the finalized fammily court order to our office within 3 business days of the date of the order (fax, email or drop off). Please note, we will need to retype some or all of your agreement to reflect the new court order information and there will be an additional change fee.

Post-Divorce Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Continuing for the amount of time determined by the New York State Maintenance Guidelines Law

Temporary Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
Children
The Children
Child #1
Health Insurance for the Children
Children's Health Insurance Company Information

We will file your document without the heath insurance company address, however, the court may require it after filing.

Custody of the Minor Children (Under Age 18)
Visitation with the Minor Children (Under Age 18)
Detailed Visitation Schedule for the Non-Custodial Parent
A. Every other weekend
B. Midweek visit
C. Parent's Day
D. Every other major holiday

(i.e.: Easter, Thanksgiving, Xmas Eve/Day)

E. Children’s birthdays
F. Parent's Birthday
G. Summer Vacation
H. Confirmation
I. State Restrictions
J. County Restrictions
K. Transportation
L. Other
Child Support
Notice & Warnings about Income Amounts & Child Support

NOTICE: The parties’ GROSS income is the total amount that a party is paid or that parties’ total salary BEFORE anytaxes or deductions for health insurance or other benefits are taken. You understand and agree that we will calculate the parties’ AGI (adjusted gross income) amount for child support and maintenance purposes based on the estimated current tax withholding rates of 7.65% (6.2% for social security tax and 1.45% for Medicare tax) that are generally withheld for most taxpayers.

Please pick a child support option
The parties want a child support amount that differs or deviates from the NY State Child Support Guidelines in the Child Support Standards Act for the following reasons (check all that apply)
Child Care & Day Care (this is in addition to the child support payments)
Educational & Extraordinary Expenses (this is in addition to the child support payments)
College Expenses for the Kids (this is in addition to the child support payments)
Life Insurance
Important Questions about Family Court regarding custody, visitation or child support
Pending Family Court Litigation about Custody, Visitation or Child Support

IF THE ABOVE PENDING FAMILY COURT MATTER BECOMES FINALIZED, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THE FINALIZED FAMILY COURT ORDER TO OUR OFFICE WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE ORDER (fax, email or drop off). PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL NEED TO RETYPE SOME OR ALL OF YOUR AGREEMENT TO REFLECT THE NEW COURT ORDER INFORMATION AND THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL CHANGE FEE.

Assets & Debts
Debts
Debt 1
Automobiles
Vehicle 1
Bank Accounts & Financial Assets
Business Interests
Business Interest 1
Business Interest 2
Pension Plans (Defined Benefit Plans)
If you wish to divide your PENSION PLANS (DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS) or your spouses, We The People cannot assist you with your Separation Agreement Preparation. We The People, addresses PENSION PLANS (DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS) plan account division in divorce document preparation only.
Retirement Savings Plans (Defined Contribution Plans)
If you wish to divide your RETIREMENT PLANS (DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS) or your spouses, We The People cannot assist you with your Separation Agreement Preparation. We The People, addresses RETIREMENT PLANS (DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS) plan account division in divorce document preparation only.
Home and Real Property Ownership
Home 1
Mortgage Information
Division of the Home/Real Property
Apartment - Rented Home
Other Assets, Stuff & Personal Property
Item 1
Agreement

I understand “We The People”, (the Company)” will complete the document as stated on this receipt with information supplied by me for the purpose of representing myself, (Pro Se).   

Any fees pursuant to this purchase are for computer time & document typing and do NOT include filing fees required by the court, state or any third party fees for providers, (e.g., courier fees, process servers, publications costs).

The Resource Attorney is available to answer "general" questions about the law, the Resource Attorney will NOT provide legal advice or represent you in court. The Resource Attorney is NOT an employee of The Company.  

I hereby agree to assume all responsibility associated with the information in the preparation of the documents.  I further agree to read and approve all documents prior to signing.  If any disputes arise between the parties hereto, venue shall lie in ALBANY COUNTY, State of New York.  In consideration of the foregoing, I make my authorization.

The Company will use its best efforts to prepare documents in a timely fashion; no guarantee has been made regarding the time of completion and/or filing of documents on my behalf. I further understand that The Company has made NO representations regarding the successful outcome (or otherwise) of my legal matter.

The aforementioned as well as the following terms are understood and agreed by “The Company" and me therefore by signing below, I understand and acknowledge the all of the terms contained in this contract:  

  • The Company is not a law firm & its owners/staff members are NOT lawyers.   
  • The Company cannot select legal documents for me.
  • The Company cannot represent me in court.
  • The Company cannot advise me about my legal rights or the law.
  • I am solely responsible for the information provided for the preparation of the documents.
  • If cancellations are requested, The Company will retain a $149.00 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs.
  • If I provide The Company with inaccurate information or if document changes are requested for any reason by me, the court or state, an amendment fee will be charged accordingly for retyping  (fees range from $179.-$299. per request).
  • There are NO refunds once documents are typed.
  • I must pick up the completed forms within 30 days from the date of notification by The Company. If I am unavailable or unreachable, I have the responsibility of calling or coming in to the office within 20 business days after such notification or 20 business days after my last dealing/communication with the office in order to inquire as to my document status.
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