If you can agree on the amount and duration of spousal support and this is fair and appropriate for both parties, it is likely that the same support agreements will be included in your divorce decree. If you and your partner have reached a mutual agreement on how to dissolve the « commercial » aspects of the marriage, you can both, through a separation agreement, recall the details in an enforceable legal document. Alternatively, if you`re considering divorce, but first want to try to live apart, a separation agreement can help you get through all the practical and emotional reflections about what life apart would look like rather than together. You need to be totally open and honest about your finances. If you don`t, this agreement can be challenged by a court and voided.