Separation agreements are used when the parties are legally separating or getting a divorce. Separation agreements must be in writing. Separation agreements are binding in court except for the terms concerning the support, custody, or visitation of children. When it comes to children, the best interest of the child is the standard. If the court finds that the terms in the separation agreement satisfy the best interest of the child standard, then your separation agreement will be accepted. If the court finds a separation agreement unconscionable, the parties may be allowed to revise it and submit a new one, or in the alternative, the judge may make its own orders regarding the disposition of property, support, and maintenance. Terms of the separation agreement are enforceable by all remedies available for enforcement of a judgment, including contempt, and are enforceable as contract terms. Call Aleksander Law Office to discuss your divorce or separation (502) 589-0816, or fill out this contact form.