Legal Separation

If you decide that you do not wish to divorce straightaway, but you feel the relationship has ended, then you may wish to consider your options about living apart and the financial implications this may have.

We understand that not all married couples wish to divorce immediately, and many may decide to live apart before taking that step to divorce. We can discuss your options of divorce and separation for you to decide what would suit you and your spouse best.

If you decide that you do not wish to divorce straightaway, or that financially it would 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 the couple at the end of the relationship. It can cover anything that is relevant to the separation and can be tailored to you. A separation agreement would typically include you each wish to sort out property, finances and (if relevant) what arrangements you wish to make for your children.

For many couples experiencing a breakdown in a relationship, it can give peace of mind that there is a written record of what has been agreed.

How much will assistance with legal separation cost?

If you’re seeking assistance with regard to legal separation, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer a free initial telephone consultation with no obligation. During this initial meeting, we will familiarise ourselves with your case, provide signposting if necessary and discuss the services we are able to provide you and fees, so that you have a full understanding of what your costs will likely be from the outset.

Please note that our free initial telephone appointment is a consultation service where we signpost our services for you. If advice is required, this will be chargeable at the rates discussed at your initial consultation. This firm is not able to offer assistance with legal aid.

Click here to arrange your free initial consultation or call our Alton office on 01420 544 273 or our Chichester office on 01243 850 860.