Separation Agreement

Not all relationship breakdowns end in divorce. There may be religious or cultural pressures or restrictions that mean divorce is a less-favoured option. Whatever the reason, our divorce and family lawyers can still help you to bring both certainty and separation to your financial affairs, particularly in relation to any property. We can advise you about the legal consequences of separating and whether a Separation Agreement might be the right solution for you.

The Separation Agreement is a legal document intended to be binding on both parties and can cover issues such as finances, maintenance and contact and the proposed grounds for separation, enabling both of you to plan and resolve matters without issuing divorce proceedings. A Separation Agreement can be especially useful in addressing and heading off any disputes between former partners about their share of ownership of any property based on, for example, them having contributed directly to the mortgage repayments or having financed any improvements to the property. Such disputes typically fall under the term Trust of Land Act proceedings (TLATA) and the law in this area can be extremely complex. A Separation Agreement can be a useful way of formally ending your former partner’s financial interest in your property.

Speak confidentially to one of our divorce and family lawyers for guidance about the best path for you, by calling us now on 01726 874 700 or email


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