In Maryland, a separation agreement or marital agreement is a formal legal agreement between two spouses that sets out the rules about how they will live separately. A typical separation agreement includes negotiated transactions that govern rules: a marital separation agreement, also known as an asset transaction agreement, is a written contract that divides your property, determines your rights, and resolves issues such as maintenance and custody. A marital separation agreement can be made before or after the divorce application, even if you and your spouse are still together. Divorce is defined as the legal procedure for the termination of a marriage. In the state of Massachusetts, divorces can be “faulty” or “no fault.” Both can be “undisputed” or “challenged”.