The Law Offices of Ben I. Farbstein, P.A.

Fort Lauderdale Family Law Lawyer

There are only 5 basic settlement agreements, all of which are result-oriented. Individuals with family law problems want resolutions and to understand what the goal is. Keeping that in mind, the author of this site, an experienced divorce and matrimonial practitioner, provides DivorceSettled.com as a resource to facilitate understanding and to simplify the process.

When a parent or spouse is in the midst of their personal problem, it can seem overwhelming and confusing. This site provides both basic and intermediate level explanation for the reader to go through a step-by-step education to better understand their problem and how to reach the result they want.

You have now taken the first step. Read carefully and be patient. The answers are within this site as to what settlements are and what it takes to get to settlement. After reading this site, you will understand what is involved in settling your case.

The starting point for all agreements is the same…

First:

  • Prepare a Financial Affidavit

Over $50,000 – Long Form
Under $50,000 – Short Form

  • Review The Checklist – Start filling out a basic agreement
  • Use The Agreement/Checklist

If there are children, continue to the next step:

Review and start filling out a basic parenting plan for and use the parenting plan checklist.
Child support guideline worksheets – they are user friendly.


Prenuptial

A Pre-Nuptial Agreement, also known as a Premarital Agreement, is an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage. Pre-Nuptial Agreements may resolve in advance, almost all issues, such as: alimony, property, children’s issues.

DON’T WAIT – PREPARE A PRENUP NOW!


Mediated Settlement

Mediation is a process by which a neutral third-party hears each parties’ side and facilitates the parties reaching an agreement. In any proceeding with any contested issues, the Court may refer the parties to mediation. The benefit to mediation is that each party may speak candidly and avoid large costs associated with litigation.

DON’T WAIT – GO TO MEDIATION NOW!


Marital Settlement

Settlement of a divorce or paternity case is less costly, reduces acrimony, and allows the parties to build a future for their children. It is best to schedule mediation as soon as it is reasonably appropriate. Why litigate? If you can agree, Settle! Prepare a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) with detail resolving all issues and all things that matter to you.

DON’T WAIT – PREPARE AN MSA NOW!


Postnuptial

Believe it or not, you will have arguments. You need not file a divorce case or litigate to resolve and agree on things you wished were resolved in a prenuptial agreement. You can have an agreement with your spouse without a divorce case being filed. If you can agree an experienced lawyer can prepare a postnuptial agreement.

DON’T LITIGATE – PREPARE A POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENT NOW!