It may come as a surprise to know that in the UK, 71% of divorcees do not discuss pensions. Given that retirement plans are usually the greatest asset in marriage, this is often very damaging and rather nonsensical. It is therefore important couples have a good…
A separation agreement is a written agreement that is used to set out the crucial living and financial arrangements when a couple need to separate but are not yet ready to apply for a divorce or the dissolution of their civil partnership.
It is essential to obtain legal advice if you are considering entering into a separation agreement, and its terms will often be reflected in the order of the court in the event of future dissolution or divorce. Our specialist team of family solicitors have over 300 years of combined experience in this area and will be able to advise you on your individual situation and provide clear advice regarding the drawing up of your separation agreement.
When to consider a separation agreement?
- If your relationship is not working at the moment, however, you feel that a trial separation will help you to decide whether you can save your relationship.
- If you have decided to divorce or to dissolve your civil partnership and you need a temporary agreement in place so that matters are taken care of in the meantime.
- If it has been less than one year since you got married or entered into a civil partnership, you will need to wait before you can apply for divorce or dissolution. If this is the case, a separation agreement can be used to manage all of your joint affairs in the meantime.
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Preparation for the first meeting.
If possible, go along to the first meeting with your solicitor with a list of the matrimonial assets and liabilities that you are aware of which will help to streamline the first meeting. Raise any concerns you have with your…