There are good reasons for getting a written separation agreement: we have also addressed the various issues about what happens after you have a separation agreement here, like. B the change or cancellation, and how long it should last. Because of the seriousness and sustainability of separation agreements, it is important that couples read and understand each line. Many people tend to be intimidated by the length and final language of a separation agreement, so couples are encouraged to read the document several times and resolve any issues they might have, to ensure that it reflects their understanding of the agreement they negotiated, including the effects of dissemination and paragraphs. You can also file your consent in an approval order (Supreme Court Form F33 or Provincial Form 20, also known as the final family order). However, certain circumstances or problems will need to be adapted in the future and the separation agreement will require a method of renegotiating these issues. A clause may be included in the agreement, which will be reviewed at some point. These can include issues such as education plans, assistance allowances when incomes change, and even disability or illness. You and your spouse can write the agreement yourself or you can ask a lawyer, a family judge or a private mediator to help you. When you register your contract with the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the child and spos support parts are applied. Although New York law now provides for a no-fault divorce, if you or your spouse can prove that you lived separately and separated under a written separation agreement and have complied with the terms of that separation agreement for more than a year, you can obtain a divorce judgment on that basis alone. A faultless divorce requires only an affidavit that the marriage has been irretrievably crushed for six months or more. The separation agreement can also be filed as part of a divorce decision if you or your spouse decides to file for divorce because of disorder, instead of waiting until the year necessary to file for divorce based on the fact that they lived separately and separately as part of a separation agreement.