A Marital Settlement Agreement puts in writing all the aspects of the divorcing parties’ settlement. Topics covered in the Marital Settlement Agreement include the division of the parties’ assets and liabilities (called “equitable distribution”), alimony, child support, payment of attorney’s fees and costs, and any other items to which the parties have agreed. Agreements regarding parental responsibility and timesharing are typically included in a parenting plan referenced within the Marital Settlement Agreement and attached as an exhibit. The Florida Supreme Court has approved three generic Marital Settlement Agreement forms (12.902(f)(1) – 12.902(f)(3)) to help divorcing parties think through the financial issues they face: (1) Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Dependent or Minor Child(ren); (2) Marital Settlement Agreement for Dissolution of Marriage with Property but No Dependent or Minor Child(ren); and (3) Marital Settlement Agreement for Simplified Dissolution of Marriage. Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA prides itself on providing its clients facing the complexities of divorce with excellent legal representation.
Florida Supreme Court Family Law Forms Website