Issues to Resolve


  • Custody
  • Living Arrangements/visitation
  • Consultation on decisions/sharing of information
  • Holiday/special days
  • Vacations
  • Geographical limitations
  • Religious/educational/special issues

Child Support:

  • Amount and how paid
  • Termination/change of circumstances (cost of living, emancipation, school, drop-out, marriage, employment, Etc.)
  • Medical/dental/orthodontic insurance and expenses
  • College/private school expenses

Assets and Liabilities:

  • Marital residence (sell, keep, rent, payment of mortgage, utilities, repairs, taxes, etc.)
  • Other real estate
  • Automobiles
  • Personal property
  • Stocks/bonds/savings
  • Pensions/IRA’s/401(k) plans, etc.
  • Business
  • Degrees/licenses
  • Debts/Credits Cards

Spousal Support (Alimony/Maintenance):

  • On-going support or rehabilitative maintenance
  • Amount and how paid
  • Termination
  • Change of circumstance (cost of living, remarriage, employment, cohabitation, etc)
  • Medical/dental insurance and expenses

Taxes and Life Insurance:

  • Income tax liability, refunds, dependency exemptions
  • Life insurance (to insure child support and/or maintenance)

General Provisions:

  • Resolution of future disputes
  • Default
  • Attorney/Mediation fees
  • Wills