Do You Have to be a Lawyer to Draft a Separation Agreement?
The short answer is no. The long answer is important to unpack though. As a Family Mediator (also referred to as Family Law Mediator or Divorce Mediator) I get asked this question a lot. There is a strong narrative suggesting or even stating that only a lawyer can draft a legally binding separation agreement and this is not true. Anyone can draft their own separation agreement and as long as it includes certain information, is signed by both spouses and witnessed it is legally binding. I am not suggesting that this is the better way, rather there are options and transparency of information is important.
Original Article Source Credits: Mediate India , https://www.mediate.com/
Article Written By: Amy Robertson
Original Article Posted on: September 2020
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