A separation agreement can often be referred to as a "Deed of Separation" and is widely used between parties that are not seeking to bring an end to their marriage or civil partnership at that stage. This allows the parties some breathing space before entering into either a divorce or civil partnership petition should they choose to do so later.
Most separation agreements are drafted to allow for a period of a minimum of two years before either party decides to bring a divorce or civil partnership petition before the court on the basis of two years' separation by consent, thus taking the need to rely on a fault-based petition.
The agreement can contain all the provisions to formalise the arrangements surrounding:
- where the parties shall live
- how the family home shall be divided
- how the chattels (contents) shall be divided
- where a child of the family shall live
- how much time the child spends with the other parent
- any other family issues that may need to be formalised
Our family team has a vast experience in drafting separation agreements and is here to help and support each family being able to move forward as amicably as possible.
If you would like to know more information please do not hesitate to contact our family team on +44 (0)20 7164 6234 to arrange an initial consultation and/or email our enquiries line on email@example.com.