Divorce Agreement

Our mediators write the legal Divorce Agreement

Each mediator in our firm writes the legal Divorce Agreement, which is submitted directly to the appropriate Probate and Family Court, while most other mediators write only a Memorandum. This Memorandum cannot be submitted to the Court and, therefore, will require two additional attorneys to draft the Divorce Agreement. Our mediators will save you a considerable amount of money by writing all of the documents required by the court.

Your comprehensive Divorce Agreement will include all legal issues

if the issue pertains to you, the following:

  1. Marital Residence: buyout, transfer, sale, joint ownership, and tax issues
  2. Capital gains and other tax consequences upon sale and transfer of property
  3. Medical insurance coverage for an ex-spouse
  4. Life insurance death benefit and beneficiary
  5. Self-employed, sole proprietorship, LLC, PC, Subchapter S,  C Corporation, and other business interests
  6. Retirement/pension plans: 401(k), 403(b), TIAA-CREF, IRA, and other SEP IRA, and other plans
  7. Alimony payments or waiver
  8. Brokerage, bank, and investment accounts
  9. Trusts: beneficial interests, irrevocable, and revocable
  10. Investment/rental property
  11. Restricted stock, stock options, bonds, and life insurance cash surrender value
  12. Federal and State tax consequences
  13. Tax filing status and tax savings post divorce
  14. Vehicles, house contents, and miscellaneous assets
  15. Liabilities: charge card debt, car loans and leases, mortgage and equity line, promissory note, educational debt, and all other debt
If you have children
  1. Legal custody of minor children
  2. Physical custody and parenting schedules (known as “visitation” in court)
  3. Child support
  4. College costs, educational funds, and custodial accounts
  5. Medical insurance coverage  (dental and vision, if applicable) for children
  6. Claiming dependency exemptions for each child
  7. Head of Household filing status