Separating from your partner? You may be wondering if you need to formalise your separation. In this article, our expert Family Law Solicitors explain what you need to do when you separate from your partner.
So, Do We Need to Formalise Our Separation?
Whether you were cohabiting, married or in a civil partnership with your former partner, you are not legally required to formalise your separation. However, it is advisable you seek legal advice regarding your separation to save you money and distress in the future.
A solicitor may recommend you to have a separation agreement drawn up, which will provide you with peace of mind and confidence on where you stand following the separation.
What is a Separation Agreement?
A separation agreement is a written arrangement which usually outlines financial arrangements for the period of separation. It can cover a range of areas, which would be impacted by the separation such as:
- How mortgage/rent will be paid
- Household bills
- Childcare arrangements
- Who will continue to live in the family home and/or what would happen if it is sold?
If you and your spouse have decided to separate, but are unsure if you would like to divorce or dissolve your civil partnership, then it may be a useful to have a separation agreement drawn up by a solicitor. For further information on this please read our article covering 10 common divorce questions and answers.
To speak to one of our specialist solicitors regarding a separation agreement, please call us on 033 3344 9600.
Divorce & Family Law Solicitors Leeds & Yorkshire
Morrish Solicitors are a Yorkshire based Law Firm with a national presence. We offer a wide range of legal services including Divorce and Family Law. Our experienced team of Family Law Solicitors will provide you with clear, honest, and professional legal advice based on your personal circumstances.
We can assist you on a variety of family law matters including:
- Divorce Solicitors
- Property and Financial Affairs
- Disputes Concerning Children
- Cohabitation Agreement
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Civil Partnerships
- Domestic Violence
As members of the Resolution – First for Family Law, our specialist solicitors follow their Code of Practice promoting a constructive solution to family issues, which considers the needs of the whole family.
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