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Can I address spousal support in my separation agreement?

Yes. Separation agreements can fix spouses’ rights and obligations to spousal support. Spousal support is usually what people think of when they hear the words "separation agreement."

The agreement will be subject to judicial review in most states. Be aware, that a spousal support agreement or clause within a separation agreement can be set aside if it fails to meet the requirements for a valid contract, or if the spousal support is totally inadequate according to the financial circumstances.