It depends upon how good the agreement is. The better and more detailed your agreement with regards to a matrimonial settlement or property settlement, the more of these expenses you have spelled out. The more that expenses are anticipated—such as how you are going to divide the cost of a prom dress and renting a limo if you have a child in high school with prom coming up—the better it is going forward. The more detail that you have in an agreement, the better it is, because it really opens up the lines of communication for the two parties.
Alison C. Leslie, Esq. practices family law exclusively in her Morristown, NJ offices, where she offers her clients the individualized attention of a solo practitioner with the experience of a larger firm.