The facts about separation agreements
There can be a great deal of confusion about exactly what is meant by Separation Agreements (sometimes referred to as a Legal Separation), Clean Break Order or Consent Order.
In a nutshell, a separation agreement or consent order is all about reaching and signing an agreement with your spouse or partner to determine the best and most fair financial settlement between the two of you that is binding.
If there is property involved this will in all probability be your biggest financial asset, but also under consideration could be the value of pensions, businesses, savings and investments. Also subject to the consent order agreement could be maintenance for children, or indeed for a former partner. No two cases are exactly alike and so everything, even debts, need to be legally considered, legally documented and mutually agreed upon.
If there are divorce proceedings then these financial issues will inevitably form a major part of the settlement agreement or divorce consent order. If there is no divorce action then you may choose to leave divorce proceedings for at least two years when a divorce can be obtained with no blame attached to either party.
Whatever the circumstances though, it is vitally important that you do not delay in consulting our expert family law solicitors to draw up a separation agreement that is mutually acceptable to both parties.
Although a consent order such as this principally applies to married couples, it is also relevant to unmarried couples who need to agree on how their financial assets will be divided.
Seeking early legal advice from Higgins Miller by speaking to a highly experienced solicitor at who is expert in all matters of family law could not be more important … or more urgent.
At Higgins Miller we have been specialising in family law for many years and we are widely recognised as one of the North West’s leading experts in this complex legal subject.
You’ll very quickly find that all our solicitors are friendly and approachable and are ready and qualified to expertly guide you through the entire process, working diligently on your behalf to ensure the very best financial settlement for you.
All our solicitors are members of ‘Resolution’ – a professional association of expert family solicitors working to a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.
Non-confrontational maybe, but our unrivalled knowledge and exceptional family law expertise means that we are perfectly placed to negotiate the very best settlement agreement or consent order and deliver the very best financial resolution for our clients.
Without our expert advice and assistance you could very well end up receiving far less than you are entitled to.
So please don’t leave it too late. If you are considering ending, or if you have just come out of a relationship please contact us now. The sooner you do it the more prepared you will be… and the better the result is likely to be for you.
If you would like to discuss a separation agreement or consent order proceedings with one of our specialist solicitors then we can arrange an initial one hour meeting in our Stockport offices for just £50+ VAT and we will provide you with a written report of our discussion together with our professional advice.
To arrange this fixed fee first appointment please telephone us on 0161 429 7251 or email [email protected]
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We are a firm of Stockport Solicitors specialising in divorce, matrimonial, family issues and children disputes. Based in Stockport but covering the whole of England and Wales, we offer a friendly but robust and practical approach to your case.