The law and legal issues are complicated. Most questions that you have will be very fact-specific. So please keep in mind as you are reading this page that it is for informational purposes only and is no substitute for actual legal advice.
To be clear: If you have a question or concern about your case or circumstance, you are strongly recommended to discuss them with a qualified attorney.
Now let’s begin:
“Agreement” v. “Contract”
First things first: The terms agreement and contract are used interchangeably throughout this page and website. When you see either of those terms, it is referring to a written document reflecting an understanding between two or more people (or entities) (“parties”) as to each party’s legal obligations and benefits for a specified purpose.
Agreements of All Kinds
There are many different types of agreements in family law. To name a few:
- Premarital (or prenuptial or ante-nuptial) agreements are signed before two people are legally married.
- Post-marital (or post-nuptial) agreements are signed after two people are legally married.
- A marital settlement agreement is a type of post-marital agreement that is signed specifically for the purpose of resolving an impending or pending family law matter (such as a divorce, annulment, support matter, etc.)
- A parenting plan is an agreement outlining each party’s parenting rights, obligations, and a time-sharing schedule for the child(ren).
- Paternity settlement agreements resolve matters between two people who were never married to each other and who have a child in common.
- Addendum are agreements reached after a prior agreement was signed which is meant to modify or supplement the terms of the prior agreement. Typically addenda are signed during a time-frame almost immediately following when the original agreement was signed. Otherwise, it is not unusual to call the agreement a modification agreement.
- Modification agreements change the terms of prior agreements or court orders.
What Laws Govern Agreements?
While there are some laws that apply to all agreements, each type of agreement does have laws specifically tailored to address them. That is one of the many reasons why it is so important that you discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your specific issue with a qualified Florida family law attorney.
Does Kay Family Law PLLC Provide Services Related To Family Law Agreements?
Yes. Kay Family Law PLLC is available to negotiate, draft, review, or revise family law agreements of all kinds, with experience assisting clients with agreements involving multiple states and international issues.