Many couples who separate are keen to resolve matters on an amicable basis, without involving the courts.
This can be done by entering into a legal contract called a separation agreement.
Where agreement can't be reached between a couple, we offer clients advice on what they are entitled to, allowing us to then negotiate a settlement on their behalf.
A separation agreement is a written agreement between separating couples which can regulate a wide range of matters, including the care arrangements for children, child maintenance, payment of school fees, payment of bills, transfer or sale of property, the allocation of matrimonial assets / debts and regular financial support (spousal aliment / periodical allowance).
Separation agreements are very commonly entered into in Scotland and are legally binding on the separating couple. The agreements are registered and they serve to extinguish all rights and claims available on divorce and death.
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