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In certain situations couples are not ready to divorce each other or may have religious reasons for not wishing to terminate their marriage. In these instances, a separation agreement can be used to record and formalise the terms of the separation, or it may be appropriate to resolve financial issues by way of Judicial Separation Proceedings. Judicial Separation Proceedings do not end the marriage and parties are not free to remarry. However, financial issues can be resolved through the court process. 

A separation agreement records the financial agreement reached by a couple upon separation. If parties are not agreed on the terms of separation, it is not possible to enter into a separation agreement. 

A separation agreement can be legally enforceable provided it is entered into :-

  • By way of deed
  • After full financial disclosure has taken place
  • After each party has received independent legal advice
  • Provided that the terms of the agreement are fair and reasonable

Separation agreements are commonly used by couples who subsequently divorce after two years’ separation. They avoid the necessity of raising allegations of behaviour required by the current divorce process.

If a couple is unable to agree on financial terms on separation, a separation agreement may not be viable and further options would need to be investigated, such as divorce or judicial separation proceedings. In divorce and judicial separation proceedings, the court has powers to make financial orders in the absence of agreements.

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Our Approach & Our Experience

Our dedicated family lawyers have extensive experience in drafting separation agreements and advising those who have recently separated.

We understand that each client has specialist requirements and needs which is why we ensure that we deal with your concerns carefully and with sensitivity. 

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Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Jane Tenquist

Jane Tenquist

Jane is a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team

Nichola Bright

Nichola Bright

Nichola is a Senior Solicitor in our Family Law department

Emily Barcilon

Emily Barcilon

Emily is a Solicitor in our Family department

Holly Atkins

Holly Atkins

Holly is a Trainee Solicitor in our Family department

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