Let`s start with the basics and define what divorce is and how it can happen. Divorce is the method that allows couples to legally end their marriage. However, we find that this is not always guaranteed for separation couples – and relationships can deteriorate, a partner changing their minds later! This is why it is useful to conclude a formal written agreement with the legal counsel. It is especially important to take legal advice from a lawyer when your separation causes problems, for example if one of you is much more prosperous than the other, or if your ex-partner is harassed or intimidating and puts you under pressure to sign an agreement. If you are not married, separation decisions could be difficult precisely because there was no formal marriage or opportunity to agree on common assets and responsibilities. The way you share common interests may have evolved indefinitely over time. The separation agreement gives you the opportunity to decide what is right for each party and to agree on that decision, which reduces the likelihood of misunderstandings or injustices. If you plan to make your separation permanent, the separation agreement should ideally define the final financial agreement that will be submitted to the court if the divorce or dissolution has finally passed. Before preparing a separation agreement, each party must submit a full and open financial statement which is proven to be proven to be proven. This information is exchanged and a discussion takes place between the parties to allow for the conclusion of an explicit separation agreement. You may be able to get legal aid to pay for mediation if you separate, but it is difficult to get it for legal fees – even if you need benefits.
If you are not frank and honest about your finances, you are likely to be unseeded in the future. A separation agreement is useful if you have not yet decided whether you want to divorce or break up your partnership or are not yet in a position to do so. It is a written agreement that usually defines your financial arrangements while you are separated. It can cover a number of areas: If you have decided that separation is the best step forward, we can develop an agreement that takes into account both the needs and wishes of your partner.