If you are unsure whether you want to divorce dissolve a civil partnership, or separate from your partner, a separation agreement could be a good option for you.

What is a separation agreement?

A separation agreement is a written contract that details the financial agreements you will abide by when you stop living together. Separation agreements are legally binding and prevent each party making claims arising from your cohabitation and the end of your relationship, whether by separation, divorce or death and can have consideration as to your financial matters, including division of assets and debts.

They can be a way of giving you peace of mind during a difficult time, while you pause to consider the best way forward for your family whether you are in a marriage, civil partnership, or cohabitation relationship.

How our expert family law team can help you with your separation

Our family lawyers in Glasgow and Edinburgh can guide you through the separation process, offering tailored support to address your unique circumstances. From drafting separation agreements that outline terms such as asset division and spousal support to providing guidance on child custody arrangements, our team ensures that your interests are safeguarded. In the event that you require to litigate in the event of your relationship ending, we can guide you through that process, whether it’s a cohabitation claim, financial provision on divorce, aliment or child custody dispute, we shall provide clear pragmatic advice.

What else do I need to consider?

If you are separating from your partner, you should also consider updating your existing Wills, Power of Attorney or pension nominations that include them.

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