Deeds of Separation
Sometimes when a relationship breaks down, both parties decide that they do not want a divorce at that particular time. Or it may be the case that neither party has the grounds to issue a divorce petition. In these circumstances a Deed of Separation can be beneficial.
The contents of the Deed of Separation is negotiated between the parties and can cover a wide variety of topics including living arrangements, financial provision for the other party and children, division of assets and debts and who will live in the family home.
The Deed of Separation can be particularly useful, where there are no grounds for divorce as it can set out the agreement between the parties about when divorce proceedings are to be issued and any financial agreement that may then be relied upon within the divorce proceedings.