Different states have different divorce procedures, which you should follow before writing your Marital Settlement Agreement. However, any settlement agreement should cover the following:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Division of property
- Division of assets
- Division of household items and valuables
- Division of debt
- Division of credit
- Resolution of health care
- Legal name change
If the judge decides that the settlement agreement is fair to both parties (note: "fair" does not necessarily mean "equal"), he or she will approve your divorce as outlined by the terms of the settlement.
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