Legal Question in Family Law in North Carolina

Seperation Agreements

I would like to know if there is a seperation agreement drawn up and signed by both parties but IS NOT court ordered or signed by a judge how binding is the agreement and if taken to court how likely is the judge going to inforce the agreement the way it is written?

Asked on 3/15/03, 9:45 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jim Griffin The Law Office of James L. Griffin

Re: Seperation Agreements

A separation agreement6 is basically a contract between two equal parites. A court order has nothing to do wit it. A judge does not have to sign it. If you and your X entered into an agreement voluntarily and knowing and you both signed in front of a notary, a court would likely enforce the agreement as written. However, you cannot contract away child support obligations. Short of that the contr4act will likely be enforceable.

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Answered on 3/16/03, 12:51 am

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