If you have not decided on a divorce, or are unable to get divorced at this time, a Separation Agreement can help settle the day-to-day practicalities of separation.
What does a Seperation Agreement include?
Your Separation Agreement can include terms on the following:
- Dividing property
- When you have separated
- Any costs agreements for a subsequent divorce
A Separation Agreement is a legally binding contract.
If you do come to a stage when you need to involve the Family Courts by obtaining a Divorce / Dissolution, dividing the finances or tackling child law issues, you can refer back to this contract. It is not guaranteed that the Family Courts will approve the agreed terms, however it is useful to show the intentions of both parties.