The duplication of marital property is not an easy task, especially when it comes to emotional ties, not to mention the fact that the question of who actually belongs is not always clear. Before signing a real estate transaction agreement, it is important to understand your marital property rights. For more information, please see the additional resources below. Often, a divorce lawyer can help design an agreement that meets the needs of both spouses and then avoids confusion and controversy. Note: This form only deals with property issues in divorce proceedings, in which the parties agree on how to distribute the property. Other issues that may arise during divorce, such as assistance to children or spouses, custody/visitation or distribution of property, where property interests are disputed, are not addressed. It is always recommended to consult a lawyer before signing an agreement related to your real estate interests so that you have a complete understanding of your rights, including all marital property rights that you acquired during the marriage. Each spouse is responsible for the spouse`s own debt prior to the celebration of his or her marriage, unless that agreement expressly specifies something else to deal with the other spouse`s debt. Individually, each spouse is liable for his or her own debt after the date of separation, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in this agreement. Each spouse must settle his debts within the time frame prescribed by the creditor concerned. In addition, spouses are required to bear these debts and keep others free of these debts in their entirety. When a couple divorces, they often go through the process of sharing assets (furniture, cars, frequent flyer miles) and debts (mortgages, credit cards, etc.). The form below is a sample of what a real estate transaction contract between outgoing spouses can be.
Alimony is a payment made by a higher-income spouse to the other spouse for a period after the end of the marriage. The amount will be set between the parties in the marriage comparison contract and will be approved by the presiding judge.