What is a Separation Agreement?
If you are in the unfortunate situation where your relationship has broken down and you no longer wish to live with your partner, then you may want to consider a Separation Agreement. A Separation Agreement is a contract between the parties to a relationship which covers how any assets, debts and responsibilities are to be divided following the separation. They can be used by married and unmarried couples. A Separation Agreement should be drawn up by a family law solicitor and signed by both parties.
If you’re married and do not wish to divorce straight away, then it can be a useful way to agree the terms of your separation. For unmarried couples they can be important as you are not protected in the same way on separation as a married couple would be in a divorce and a Separation Agreement may assist to provide evidence of an agreement.
We know that families and family life can be complicated. A Separation Agreement is useful to allow parties to take stock and allow the ‘dust to settle’ Our team of Family Law Specialists have a wealth of experience in providing the best outcome for families. With offices in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield and Dronfield, our team of specialists are more than happy to help.