Separation Agreements

It may be that you do not wish to divorce, and in those circumstances we can consider legal separation. If this is the case, you can legally separate by entering into what is known as a Separation Agreement.

A separation agreement is a contract between you and your spouse/civil partner which will include the terms upon which you agree.

The Agreement can deal with financial matters and with relations with any children of the relationship.

The agreements frequently refer to divorce at some time in the future, however a Separation Agreement is reliant upon both parties agreeing to terms.

If an agreement is unlikely to be reached then an application to the Court will probably be needed in either divorce or dissolution proceedings, or proceedings for judicial separation.

Judicial Separation is rarely used, although we do offer full advice in this regard should you require it.


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