While every case is unique, and every person has his or her own needs and concerns, Separating Together attorneys have found that many situations raise four questions or four conversations.
1 How do we physically separate from one another? This topic includes not only the logistical details of who will move and when, but also includes co-parenting issues (Do the children move out as well? What will their new schedule be?), property issues (What items are taken or left? Will the house be sold or refinanced?), and financial issues (Who continues to pay the mortgage or rent, and for how long?).
2 How do we create a co-parenting schedule that allows each of us to maintain a loving and meaningful relationship with our children? How do we help our children to feel safe and secure during this time of transition?
3 How do we divide our assets and debts in a way that makes sense and is manageable?
4 How do we make the income that once supported one household support two households?