Both parties to a marriage or civil partnership can sign a written agreement about financial matters arising out of their separation without involving the court. Such agreements can deal with confirmation that the parties to the marriage are to live apart and the manner in which any maintenance and property issues are to be dealt with. It is important to bear in mind that if either party makes a subsequent financial application to the court, the court is not bound by the financial arrangements in the separation agreement. However, the courts are more likely to take account of separation agreements when considering financial remedies on divorce or dissolution of civil partnerships.
At Chris Alexander Solicitors, we can help prepare your separation agreement for a fixed fee. The fixed fee will depend upon the complexity of your matter and extent and value of the assets.