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Separation Agreements

Separation Agreement Solicitors

If you are not ready to go through the formal process of divorce, we can advice on the preparation of a separation agreement.

Separation agreements are used by married couples or civil partners who are considering divorce but don't want to rush into the decision.

Separation agreements aren't legally binding however, it is still a formal contract and in the event of a dispute is enforceable in the court of law.

Separation agreements determine the financial arrangements while living part and while not limited to, includes the following areas:

  • Houses and property: Which of you will live in the family home or if it should be sold.
  • Childcare arrangements: Where your children will live and what parental access and financial arrangements will be made.
  • Mortgage and bill payments: What proportion of these will you both pay.
  • Savings and investments: How these will be managed and divided if necessary.

 

Why would you get a legal separation instead of a divorce?

Agreement can give you both the time and financial stability to think before taking such an important decision. In addition, it could also lead to a more amicable divorce.

Citing unreasonable behaviour or adultery as grounds for divorce can be challenging particularly if you have children together. However as the courts accept separation as a reason for divorce, it could make the situation more amicable as neither party has to blame the other.

Getting Help

Whether you’re seeking a divorce, separation or wish to dissolve a civil partnership, National legal service solicitors can help. Get in touch with us to discuss your situation; our divorce solicitors have years of experience in every aspect of family law and are here to help you

Click here to find and contact your local National Legal Service Solicitors branch

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