Deed of Separation
There may be times in your marriage where you feel it is untenable to remain in the marriage…yet you’re not quite sure if the situation warrants a permanent dissolution of your marriage. In such instances you may feel that you may wish to live separately from your spouse while you consider the situation. Where both parties are in agreement to separate without filing for divorce, an informal agreement can be reached via a Deed of Separation.
A Deed of Separation is a private agreement between both parties and sets out the terms and conditions during the period of separation. These agreements could cover:
- Custody, care and control of the children
- Spousal maintenance
- Child maintenance
- Division of matrimonial assets
Whilst the Deed is not a legally binding document and does not need to be filed in court, a lawyer needs to be present to witness the signing of the document.
The Deed can be rescinded at any time with the mutual consent of both parties.
TO FIND OUT MORE OR IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS IN THE FORM TO ARRANGE FOR A CONSULTATION WITH A DIVORCE LAWYER.