• Separation

    Ending a Relationship

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What is a Separation Agreement?

 

A Separation Agreement is a legal document that sets out what you and your partner can agree on as a relationship ends. It documents agreements on the financial and welfare components of a relationship, such as paying rent or mortgage, childcare, and how assets and liabilities will be shared.

How Can a Separation Agreement Help?

How Can a Separation Agreement Help?

Protecting all Parties and providing a Clean Break

We can help ensure that a fair, balanced and legally enforceable agreement is reached.

Whatever the reason behind a relationship breaking down, and whether the separation is amicable or not, there will be joint assets, responsibilities, and liabilities that are not always easily disseminated.

Negotiating a Separation Agreement, supported by expert family law solicitors, can help transition from an emotionally charged time to a rational dialogue, bringing a positive conclusion to a difficult circumstance whilst also protecting your interests.
 

  • Home & Property

    Home & Property

    Who pays the mortgage or rent and who is responsible for any bills? Is the property a family home for any children? What happens if the home is sold or one party cannot afford the rent or mortgage on their own? 

  • Finances & Debt

    Finances & Debt

    Perhaps goods from a home have been placed on a credit or store card - who will be responsible for their repayment? Are there any other outstanding debts as a joint party, or any savings to be considered?

  • Belongings & Assets

    Belongings & Assets

    Have you purchased  joint assets together, such as a car, furniture, or other personal possessions? Do you both, for example, rely on a single vehicle?

Arrangements for Children following separation

When a relationship breaks down, arrangements for custody/contact and residence with any children must be agreed.

Even in an amicable split, difficult decisions must be made about the care and welfare of children. 

A Separation Agreement can be a significant step in ensuring as a relation breaks down, any children involved are protected and cared for in the best way. This could include prioritising assets in an agreement on residing at a family home for example.

Visit our page on Contact and Residence for more information

Do I need to go to court?

No, if a Separation Agreement can be reached there is no need to attend Court. If an agreement cannot be reached, you may need to attend Court to have a Sheriff make decisions about what happens with your assets, liabilities and/or children.

Does separation mean Divorce?

Separation is not the same as Divorce no and can apply to both married and unmarried couples. Negotiating and drafting a legally competent Separation Agreement is however likely to save separating couples time, stress and money. In the event you are married it can make the process of Divorce far quicker and easier.

What am I entitled to from a separation?

Your entitlement from a separation depends entirely on your individual circumstances, including whether you are living together or married, and whether you have children together. It is always best to discuss your options with an experienced family lawyer.

What is a Contact Order?

A “contact order” is an order of the court entitling a person to have contact with a child. Contact can take place in a variety of ways with or without conditions attached. Contact orders range from overnight contact to indirect letterbox contact.

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