Contents of the Template
This template includes the following essential sections to help you create a structured and organized Divorce Agreement:
- Recitals: Establishes the parties involved, and the basic background information of the marriage.
- Division of Property: A detailed breakdown of how both real and personal property will be divided.
- Division of Debts: An outline of how debts and liabilities will be allocated between the parties.
- Child Custody and Parenting Plan: Specifies the arrangements for child custody, parenting schedules, and child support details.
- Alimony: Terms relating to spousal support, including amounts, frequency, and duration.
- Additional Agreements: Space to add any other conditions or agreements between the parties.
- Full Disclosure: A clause that confirms that both parties have disclosed all assets and liabilities.
- Legal Counsel: A section noting that each party has had the opportunity to seek legal advice.
- Amendments: Specifies the process for making changes to the agreement.
- Governing Law: Indicates the jurisdiction under which the agreement will be enforced.
- Signatures: A place for both parties, and a notary, if needed, to sign the agreement.
Why Use This Template
- Clarity and Organization: This template helps you lay out the terms of the divorce clearly and systematically, avoiding confusion and misunderstandings.
- Customizable: Available in Word and Google Docs, this template is designed for easy editing and personalization.
- Cost-Effective: Using this template may help in reducing the time and costs associated with drafting documents from scratch.
- Facilitates Mutual Agreement: Structured to help both parties come to a mutual and amicable agreement, which can make the legal process smoother.
This template is especially useful:
- For Couples Seeking an Amicable Divorce: If both parties are in agreement about the terms of their divorce and are looking for a way to formalize that agreement.
- For Use as a Draft Before Legal Consultation: Ideal for drafting the basic terms before consulting a lawyer for final review and advice.
- In Mediation Process: For couples who are using a mediator to help them come to agreement on the terms of their divorce, this template can serve as a useful starting point.
- For Uncontested Divorce Cases: In situations where both parties are in agreement and are looking to file for an uncontested divorce.