What is a Separation Agreement?
A Separation Agreement is a written agreement entered into by a couple who wish to stop living together, setting out what they intend to happen to their money, property and other practical issues consequent to their separation. Separation Agreements are usually entered into by parties who are separating but do not want to divorce or dissolve their Civil Partnership at that time, perhaps for religious or practical reasons.
Separation Agreements are contractual agreements between separating parties dealing with:
- The agreement to live apart
- The obligations to maintain one another and any children of the family
- The distribution of the assets
- The arrangements for the children of the family
- Debt indemnity
A Separation Agreement is a bespoke document drawn up for the two of you for your particular circumstances, so it can cover almost anything you want it to.
A Separation Agreement can be negotiated using Mediation, Collaborative Law or otherwise by using solicitors to talk to each other on your instructions. We will find the process most suitable for you.
For more information, please call us for a no obligation chat; it will not cost you a penny to find out how we can help. We will arrange an early meeting, or we can talk through your options and give you a clear idea of timeframes and costs.