What is a marital settlement agreement in a divorce?
While it is not required, filing a marital settlement agreement does have advantages:
- Lays out all of the agreements in writing, limiting ambiguities
- The spouses may not have to go to court. The judge might honor the written agreement if it's written correctly and covers all material aspects of the divorce
- Proves to the court that major issues were considered, and the case will move more quickly though the system