Our Family advocates are here to help you. If you and your partner would like to organise a separation agreement, contact us on 01624 665522 for expert family advice.
What Is A Separation Agreement?
If you’re married and you decide to separate from your partner, a separation agreement could help to protect each of you during your time apart.
A separation agreement is a way of ensuring that both parties have the chance to make decisions and establish how separation will work in the short-term. If a separation continues and you decide to file for divorce, the separation agreement can become a long-term financial tool to present in court.
It’s a written agreement that documents financial and family arrangements such as:
- Rent or mortgage payments
- How debts will be paid
- What happens to personal belongings (e.g. furniture, cars)
- Organising financial payments for any medical illness
- Who stays at home and who moves out
- Who looks after any children, along with custody issues and child support
It also allows you and your partner to determine who will look after any children and what kind of access the other party will have.
Benefits Of A Separation Agreement:
- It’s a flexible agreement meaning that you and your partner decide what’s written
- If you can each follow it, an agreement can make divorce easier as your ideas are already in place
- An agreement shows commitment to the separation and a date that it ended (useful for divorce proceedings)
How Can Quinn Legal Help?
Our Family team can support you from the beginning of a separation, through to the final outcome, whether your relationship is saved or you file for divorce. Our services are founded on developing working relationships and showing care for our clients.
- Advise you and your partner in the initial stages of a separation
- Explain what happens if you sign a separation agreement and any potential legal implications
- Guide you through the separation process
- Draft a written agreement to be signed by both parties
- Give you legal advice about divorce and what would be required from you
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