If you are contemplating separation or have already separated from your partner you may wish to consider entering into a Separation Agreement.
If you have been married or in a civil partnership for less than a year you cannot issue divorce or dissolution proceedings because of the ‘one year rule’. A separation agreement can regulate and set out financial arrangements agreed between you as a couple in the event of a subsequent divorce or dissolution.
You may also consider a separation agreement if you are having a ‘trial’ separation before deciding to commence divorce or dissolution proceedings.
A separation agreement is not wholly binding in legal terms. However, a Court will usually uphold one if it has been negotiated between the parties with the benefit of each party having had independent legal advice. A separation solicitor can guide you through the process to ensure you are protected.
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If you are looking for a separation solicitor in Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock and the surrounding area, choose the Plymouth separation law firm, Gard & Co. Solicitors.