Legal separation

If you decide that you do not wish to divorce straightaway then it may be advisable to enter into a separation agreement, rather than living apart informally.

Not all married couples wish to divorce immediately. Many may decide to live apart. At JC solicitors we can discuss the options of divorce and separation in order that you can decide which would best suit you and your spouse. If you decide that you do not wish to divorce straightaway or that financially it may be better to wait, then it may be advisable to enter into a separation agreement, rather than living apart informally.

A separation agreement is a written agreement between both parties at the end of a relationship. It can cover anything that is relevant to the separation but typically includes how each party wishes to sort out property, finances and if relevant what arrangements they wish to make for their children. For many separating couples a separation agreement gives peace of mind that they have a written record of what has been agreed.

How much will assistance with legal separation cost?

If you are looking for advice or assistance with regard to a legal separation, we offer a free 30-minute initial consultation with no obligation. During this meeting we will discuss our service and wherever possible, we will offer a fixed fee so that you know exactly what your costs will be from the outset.

Click here to arrange your free 30-minute consultation, or call our Alton office on 01420 544273 or our Chichester office on 01243 850860.