Do I need a solicitor for a separation agreement?

Do I need a solicitor for a separation agreement?

Therefore it is always advisable to have a solicitor or someone fully trained to draft your agreement to ensure it passes through court. Seeking legal advice before entering into a separation agreement is always advised to ensure you have a fair and legally robust agreement, but it’s not required by law.

How enforceable is a separation agreement?

A properly drawn-up separation agreement will act as a legally enforceable contract between you and your spouse when you divorce. It will not end your marriage or initiate divorce proceedings but will document how you will handle your mutual affairs, such as property division, parenting, spousal support, and so on.

What is a fair separation agreement?

A separation agreement is a legally binding document drawn up between the parties in a marital relationship. The agreement is something that both people in the marriage use to formally divide their assets, debts, and other marital responsibilities so that each party experiences a fair separation from the other.

What should I ask for in a separation agreement?


  • the division of marital assets and debts.
  • spousal support (maintenance or alimony)
  • child custody.
  • child support.
  • visitation.

How much does a separation agreement cost UK?

Getting a legal separation costs £365. You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income.

What should a separation agreement include?

What makes a separation agreement legal?

To create a legally binding separation agreement both spouses must be completely open and honest about their financial situations. This requires a detailed disclosure of their significant assets and liabilities. The agreement must be in writing and signed by each party in the presence of a witness.

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