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Divorce Agreement Sample

Divorce Agreement Sample

Going through a divorce is difficult and in such a situation it is important to know of the proper legalities. The sample of a divorce agreement given in this article will help you understand how a proper divorce settlement agreement is drafted.
Tulika Nair
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018
When a couple decides to separate and get a divorce after being together for several years, it is not a decision that is taken lightly. There is a lot of thought and consideration that both parties put into the decision of getting a divorce, especially if they have children. While no one wants an ugly divorce proceeding, there are many people who end up mudslinging and causing a lot of pain to people they were once in love with. If you are separating from your partner on mutually agreeable terms and have agreed on getting a divorce without the usual trauma that goes hand in hand with the entire procedure, then you will need to file a divorce settlement. While you need legal counsel to file your divorce agreement, it may be a good idea to look up a sample to understand what to expect from such an agreement.

Divorce Settlement Agreement Sample

A divorce is never easy and definitely something you would not want for yourself but in case you are in a situation where you have to file for a divorce from your spouse, then you would need to submit a divorce agreement to the court. With proper legal counsel you can ensure that the procedure is not long drawn. It is always better to look up an agreement that lists out the clauses for divorce which will allow you to know what to expect from a divorce agreement. Most divorce settlement agreements will also deal with issues like child custody and have prior agreements drawn up like an agreement for property settlement.

Sample of Divorce Agreement
The Circuit Court of Cole County, Illinois
Domestic Relations Division, Illinois
With Regards the Marriage of:

Aaron Moore


Leticia Moore

Divorce Settlement Agreement

This is a petition for dissolution of the marriage that took place between the petitioner and the respondent and it is alleged on oath taken as given below.
  1. The place of residence of the petitioner is 234, Sunset Boulevard, Cole County, Illinois and the petitioner has been a resident of the state of Illinois for at least 90 days before the filing of the petition herein submitted.
  2. The petitioner (Aaron Moore) and the respondent (Leticia Moore) were wed on the 2nd of September 2003 in the state of Illinois and their marriage is registered under the laws of Cole County, Illinois.
  3. The petitioner and the respondent started living separately around the date, 1st of June, 2009.
  4. There is one child who is a minor born to the petitioner and the respondent. His name is Dawson Reid Moore born on 12th of January, 2005.
  5. The petitioner and the respondent both have entered an agreement with regards to all issues that concern the marriage. This has been recorded according to the Property Settlement agreement and the Child Care plan. A true and correct copy of the same has been entered along with this settlement agreement.
  6. As of this date the petitioner is employed by GNB Financial Services, 2352, Downtown Cole County, Illinois. The social security number of the petitioner is 546-76-5806. The respondent is employed at the Hutchinson Art Gallery, 3425, Crescent Boulevard. The social security number of the respondent is 342-54-6855.
  7. There is absolutely no likelihood that the petitioner and the respondent will be able to preserve their marriage and therefore, it is irreparably broken.
The petitioner therefore prays:
  • For the dissolution of the marriage between the petitioner and the respondent.
  • For the division of the property owned jointly by the petitioner and the respondent and settlement of all property and debts, resolution of child issues as specified by the aforementioned Property Settlement agreement and the Child Care plan.
  • Grant of relief as deemed fit, just and proper by the Court.
The respondent wishes to revert to her maiden name of Johnson upon the date of declaration of divorce.
                                                                                                                             Signature of Petitioner
                                                                                                                                                Aaron Moore

On this day of 10th January of 2012, the petitioner herein personally submitted the petition and acknowledged the statements in the agreement, before me the undersigned notary public.
                                                                                                                     Signature of Notary Public
                                                                                                                                            Notary Public

Now that you have taken a look at a sample of a divorce settlement agreement, you should be aware of what are the things listed in these documents. Consult a good divorce lawyer who will ensure that the proceedings are dealt with, in a mature and adult like manner. This is extremely important if there are kids involved as it is important to shield them from the ugliness that most divorce proceedings seem to be party to.
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