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Separation

Separation

Many couples decide to dissolve their marriage short of absolute divorce and need help with forging an agreement that equitably divides marital property, takes care of the parties’ economic needs, and sets the ground rules until the parties are ready for a no fault divorce after 12 continuous months of separation. Just because a spouse agrees to a no fault divorce does not mean that there is not a great deal of property at issue. In fact, the longer parties are married, the more property pitfalls there may be. A separation agreement is a contract and once fully executed, the terms of that separation agreement are generally binding. Therefore, it is imperative that a person entering into a property settlement agreement consult an attorney to protect his or her rights under the Marital Property Act and other important provisions. Separation agreements can touch on, among other things, the following issues:

  • estates issues
  • real property rights
  • alimony
  • monetary award
  • marital debt
  • health insurance
  • pension rights and retirement assets
  • tax liability issues
Client Reviews
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Robin is always the smartest person in the courtroom. She’s alway ten steps ahead of everyone else. I was always well-informed and made a very active part of the process. She never did anything without my knowing or without my full approval. I will undoubtedly continue to recommend her for as long as she is practicing. Sadie Groves
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I want to thank Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard from the bottom of my heart for all she has done for my daughter and I. The Prince George’s County Bar Association referred me to the Law Office of Robin Rucker Gaillard, LLC, for representation in a contested custody matter. She built a very strong case for me and showed the Court the flaws in the opposing party’s case. Her representation, led me to getting custody of my daughter and there is no price you can put on that. Kimeola Cato
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Attorney Gaillard represented me in a DUI/DWI case where I was facing points and jail time. I thought about trying to go it alone but a friend recommended Attorney Gaillard. Thanks to her good advice early on, she put me in the best position possible and when it came time for my hearing, she was excellent in the courtroom and got a good result for me. Highly recommend her and thankful for her knowledge and experience. K. P.
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When I was contemplating leaving my abusive husband of 15 years, I was referred by a friend to Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard, who had helped navigate her ugly divorce. From day one, Attorney Gaillard understood my situation and was very compassionate and insightful. She patiently walked me through the entire process and helped me analyze all my options. As my advocate, she remained calm and focused and put together a strategy that was fair and effective. Phyllis E. Lewis