Help and advice if you are separating from your partner

For any number of reasons, you may not want to take the step of issuing court proceedings for divorce or dissolution when you separate from your spouse or civil partner.

You may however want to formalise any agreement you reach in relation to property matters and/or arrangements for the children. If you are able to reach a voluntary agreement in this manner, then this can be incorporated into a Separation Agreement, which is also sometimes referred to as a Deed of Separation. Our separation agreement solicitors can offer help and advice throughout the process.

Marital Separation Agreements

A Separation Agreement will not provide the finality that an order on divorce or dissolution can, but undertaking the practical exercise required to prepare a Separation Agreement can be of great benefit to a couple, particularly in addressing financial issues for the future.

Although not currently binding in England and Wales, such an agreement offers clear evidence of the parties intentions should they later issue divorce or dissolution proceedings which require the court to become involved in settling the finances. It is for this reason that it is sensible for both parties to provide full and frank financial disclosure and to seek separate legal advice.

If the parties still agree the Separation Agreement terms when divorce or dissolution proceedings begin, an order can be drawn up in those original terms, then making them legally binding and enforceable.

Separation Agreement Solicitors

If you would like to meet with one of our experienced family law solicitors to discuss a separation agreement, we offer an initial meeting for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT.

As part of this meeting, our solicitor will give you a full assessment of your situation, explain what your legal rights and options are as well the cost for preparing your separation agreement.

  • “Accomplished practice noted for both matrimonial and childcare matters. Appropriately equipped to assist on public and private children law, including adoptions, child abductions...Active in high-value financial remedy matters, including those involving trusts and commercial assets.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited's 'well-regarded' team 'has a strong family law offering' with financial relief cases and complex children proceedings at the heart of the caseload."

    Legal 500
  • "Very satisfied with all the service you have given me. Thank you for all the help I have been given."

    Client Feedback
  • "Service was superb."

    Client Feedback
  • "Excellent service."

    Client Feedback
  • "Perfect handling of a sensitive situation."

    Client Feedback

Please contact us to discuss how our specialist solicitors can help you.

Find out how Nelsons can help you. Contact our friendly team for a guaranteed fast response.

For advice and support 0800 024 1976