legal documentsDivorce Settlement Agreement Checklist

If you are expecting a child or have children and you are getting a divorce/dissolution, use the following checklist of options to make sure your divorce/dissolution decree has provisions included which will protect your child’s future.

Custody Arrangements:

□          Sole Custody

□          Children’s Rights

□          Parent’s Rights

□          Future Change in Circumstance

Joint Custody

□          Children’s Rights

□          Parent’s Rights

□          Guidelines for Parent’s

□          Schedule

□          Legal Residency

□          Transportation

□          Future Change in Circumstance

Visitation

□          Guidelines for Parent’s

□          Schedule

□          Transportation

Interference Prohibitions

□          Interference with Custody of child

□          Interference by Parent with Parental Rights of Spouse

Removal from State

□          Prohibition Against Both Parents

□          Prohibition Against Custodial Parent

□          Child Removal Permission

Child Support

Length of Time to Pay

□          Indefinite Term

□          Limited Term

□          Waiver for Income Tax Deduction

Periodic Payments

□          Collection through Income Withholding

□          Posting of Bond to Ensure Payment

Medical or Dental Expenses for Minor Children (uninsured)

□          Ordinary Expenses

□          Extraordinary Expenses

Child over Age of Majority

Arrearage of Record

Alimony/Maintenance

Length of Time to Pay

□          Rehabilitative (set time limit or set circumstance such as until re-married)

□          Indefinite

Adjustments

□          Automatic Increase/Reduction

□          Automatic Cost of Living Increase

□          Temporary Abatement

□          Deferral of Payment

□          Limitations

Property Division

Division of Property

□          Real Estate

□          Residence

□          Other Real Estate

□          Household Items and Personal Effects

□          Deferred Compensation; pension, profit sharing, retirement plans

□          Life Insurance

□          Vehicles

□          Cash and Deposit Accounts

□          Stocks, Bonds, and Securities

□          Business and Professional Interests

□          Miscellaneous Assets

□          Cash Settlement Payments

□          Property not Subject to Division; marital property

Sale of Property and Division of Proceeds

□          Equal Division of Net Joint Assets and Joint debts

□          Timing of Property Transfers Due to Tax Consideration

□           Debts and Liabilities

□          Current Responsibilities; hold harmless protection

□          Future Responsibilities

□          After-Acquired Debts

□          Credit Cards and Charge Accounts

□          Bankruptcy Protection

Insurance

□          Life Insurance; children and adult

□          Health Insurance Conversion/Continuation; former spouse

□          Other Insurance; health, accident, disability, vehicle, homeowners/renters, personal property and personal liability umbrella

Taxes

□          Dependency Exemptions (IRS automatically gives to custodial parent unless they sign a wavier giving the exemption to the non-custodial parent)

□          Filing Joint and Combined Tax Return

□          Cost of Tax Return Preparation

□          Estimated Income Taxes

□          Current Income Taxes

□         Capital Gains Taxes

□         Tax Refunds

□          Tax Deficiency Assessments with Indemnification and Hold Harmless

□          Tax Co-operation

□          Future Exchange of Tax Returns

□          Savings Clause; support set-off and other remedies for tax determination

Miscellaneous Provisions

□          Grounds

□          Effect of Pre-existing premarital, post-marital and non-marital partnership agreement

Nature of Agreement

□          Voluntary Execution

□          Complete Agreement

Attorneys; advise and free

□           Nature of Representation; one party only

□          Advise rendered

□          Fees and Disbursements

□          Contribution by Other Party

□          Financial Disclosure Covenants

□       Execution of Documents

Personal Restraining Provisions

□          Personal freedoms

□          Other Freedoms

Legal Surname

□          Resumption of Former Surname

□          Assumption of New Surname

□     Religious Dissolution or Annulment

 

Dispute Settlement Procedures

□          Direct Communications

□          Mediation

□          Arbitration

Future Jurisdiction, Venue, and Choice of Law

Security Devices

□          Life Insurance

□          Life Insurance Trust

□          Claims Against the Estate

□          Signed Agreements of Income; in blank and unexecuted

□          Security Interest for Payments

□          Lien/Charge Against Real Estate

 

Credit and Divorce

Government Resources

 

What the Government Needs To Do To Improve Child Support Enforcement

 

Resources

 

Government Agencies

 

Income Withholding

 

Under the Table Earners

 

Interstate Child Support Cases

 

Locate Absent Parents

 

Paternity and DNA Testing

 

How to Establish Paternity

 

Criminal Non-support of Dependents

 

Private Child Support Collection Agencies Rip Off Families

 

Reporting Child Support Deadbeats

 

Finding a Social Security Number to Collect Child Support

 

Troubleshooting Your Child Support Case

 

Child Support Warrants

 

SSI and Child Support

 

Geraldine Jensen

Geraldine Jensen

Geraldine Jensen is a child support enforcement expert. She is the author of How to Collect Child Support and the Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S.Geraldine is the founder of ACES, Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc. ACES was founded in Toledo, Oho and grew to have 400 chapters in 48 states with over 50,000 members. ACES successfully advocated for children's legal and moral right to child support payments. At ACES,she advocates for, coaches and empowers single parents.
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