Separation Agreements are private legally binding contracts between separating spouses that resolve matrimonial issues including family property, support and child responsibilities. 

A Separation Agreement protects both parties because it clearly specifies each of their obligations.  A family lawyer will attempt to negotiate and draft a Separation Agreement on behalf of his client. 

There are major advantages to completing your family law matter by way of a Separation Agreement.  Firstly, the legal cost is significantly less than litigating and secondly, by negotiating a Separation Agreement, you have control over the process and will not have a third party (Judge) impose a decision on you whether you like it or not.