(For a printable version, click here.) We are having serious marital problems. When a husband and wife face serious marital problems, they often have difficult legal questions that must be answered. The couple should first try to resolve their differences with the help of a neutral third party such as a minister or a marriage counselor. Lawyers are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct which prohibit representing both sides in an adversarial — or potentially adversarial — situation.
A separation date may be crucial to your divorce case for a number of reasons.There is no law requiring a couple to sign a separation agreement.If your spouse will agree to participate, you might consider employing a certified family law mediator to help you negotiate an agreement that both husband and wife would be willing to sign.Whatever the reason, you’ve made the decision that you need to turn the page and move on with your life.One of the first steps in the divorce process is the establishment of a date of separation.