Help and advice if you are separating from your partner
You may, however, want to formalise any agreement you reach in relation to property or financial matters and/or arrangements for 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.
At Nelsons, our team of separation agreement solicitors can offer help and advice throughout the process.Need advice? Contact us to find out how we can help
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What are the benefits of separation agreements?
A separation agreement does 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 on the separation agreement terms when divorce or dissolution proceedings begin, an order can be drawn up in those original terms, making them legally binding and enforceable.
How our family law solicitors can help with separation agreements
At Nelsons, we have one of the largest teams of specialist family solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. Our experience ensures that we will give you expert advice about your separation agreement, as well as support you throughout the process.
If you would like to meet with one of our experienced family law solicitors to discuss a separation agreement, we offer fixed-fee appointment options depending on the level of advice you require. For each option, one of our legal experts will meet you and give you a full assessment of your situation, explaining what your legal rights and options are, as well as the cost of preparing your separation agreement. This is charged at:
- £300 + VAT – if you are meeting with one of our Partners or Legal Directors
- £250 + VAT – if you are meeting with one of our Senior Associates, Associates or Legal Executives
- £200 + VAT – if you are meeting with one of our Paralegals or Trainee Solicitors
Our expert team of family solicitors includes:
- Resolution Accredited Specialists
- Law Society Family Panel & Advanced Family Panel members
- Law Society Children Panel Members
To discuss how our expert family law solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham can help with separation agreements, please contact us via our online enquiry form or call 0800 024 1976.
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