Separation

Separation

Formal Separation can be an alternative or intermediary step before divorce. There are times when parties may not wish to divorce, but instead wish to live separately.
Parties may choose to separate due to religious beliefs or even for tax planning issues. This can be a permanent arrangement, or a step towards divorce by consent. Alternatively, a couple who have been married for less than 12 months are unable to divorce immediately, so a period of separation will be required.

We will advise on what option suits your circumstances, setting out the advantages and disadvantages. We will give you legal and practical advice tailored to your needs, with particular emphasis on your children and finances.

If you do not want to divorce, but wish to separate your finances, then this is also possible. In these circumstances, we can draw up a separation agreement which sets out the agreed division of the family’s assets. We can also obtain a judicial separation from the court which ends your obligations as a spouse, but does not terminate the marriage. A well written separation agreement will be considered in a future divorce, but is not binding.

Separation

Formal Separation can be an alternative or intermediary step before divorce. There are times when parties may not wish to divorce, but instead wish to live separately.
Parties may choose to separate due to religious beliefs or even for tax planning issues. This can be a permanent arrangement, or a step towards divorce by consent. Alternatively, a couple who have been married for less than 12 months are unable to divorce immediately, so a period of separation will be required.

We will advise on what option suits your circumstances, setting out the advantages and disadvantages. We will give you legal and practical advice tailored to your needs, with particular emphasis on your children and finances.

If you do not want to divorce, but wish to separate your finances, then this is also possible. In these circumstances, we can draw up a separation agreement which sets out the agreed division of the family’s assets. We can also obtain a judicial separation from the court which ends your obligations as a spouse, but does not terminate the marriage. A well written separation agreement will be considered in a future divorce, but is not binding.

A separation agreement can cover the following issues:

◦ Recording the date on which you separated

◦ Whether you intend to divorce, and any details regarding this

◦ What you will do with your family home

◦ What arrangements you will make for your children. This could cover where they will live, parental access, and financial support

◦ How you will deal with division of assets and finances, including debts

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