If you are married, do not divorce by entering into a separation agreement. You must go to court to divorce. But in your separation agreement, you can agree on when and how to divorce. It`s especially important to seek legal advice from a lawyer if your separation is causing problems, for example, if one of you is much richer than the other, or if your ex-partner is harassing or bullying and putting pressure on you to sign an agreement. You don`t need to hire legal advice if you`re writing a separation agreement, but it`s a very good idea to do so. You can enter into a separation agreement at any time after the separation. But there are time limits to asking your partner certain things, like for example. B the sharing of ownership. This ensures that all agreed terms can be legally enforced when covered by appropriate legislation. Information on how to make a separation agreement a judicial rule can be found on the website of the judicial service. If your spouse presents you with an agreement, we can discuss providing independent legal services for you. This would essentially reverse the roles of the parties in the process described above. There`s also a kit called the Self-Counsel Press Separation Agreement.
It guides you by writing a separation agreement. You can pay to download it as an e-book or order a paper copy from the publisher`s website. You will also see it in many bookstores. (Make sure this is the current edition. As of January 2019, it is the 4th.