agreed-divorceMarital Settlement Agreements are agreements coming from and in conjunction with a dissolution of marriage.

Marital Settlement Agreements can be discussed, negotiated and completed before or after a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed with the Court. After a case is filed, a Marital Settlement Agreement is often reached well before a contested trial but after issues between the parties are resolved, whether between counsels or in court proceedings. Marital Settlement Agreements often detail parental responsibilities, including child support and education costs, health care for the children and the parties, maintenance (alimony), division of property, whether marital or non-marital, debt or asset.