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We were separated, not ready to divorce yet but needed to divide our assets so we could both buy new properties.
I contacted mediation and our mediator then helped us both work out a fair solution. A separation agreement was prepared once matters settled at mediation. We had one separate meeting each to start with and then three joint meetings to go through our financial information and to exchange proposals for settlement. Our mediator helped us focus on our needs such housing and consider our income and expenditure. This helped both of us assess what we could each afford and how much we needed for our deposits and to live each month. The brainstorming / discussions were really useful. By the end of the meetings we reached a mutual agreement. Our mediator then prepared our agreement. We opted for a separation agreement so we had a formal documents. Within that we opted to divorce once we had separated for a least two years. We were very happy to have resolved matters. Gem (Client Stories)
A Separation Agreement is usually entered into on separation where an agreement has either been reached between you both. Or if you wish to attend Family Mediation to discuss reaching an amicable agreement.
A Separation Agreement is often entered into if you have been living together and are now separating. Or if you are married but are not ready to divorce or do not want a divorce for various reasons.
A Separation Agreement will set out the terms of your separation, dealing with your agreement to separate, the arrangements for the children, maintenance, housing, dividing assets and how to deal with any debts.
We will assist you both and give guidance as to what financial information is needed and provide guidance on law and procedure. We will then prepare a separation agreement to best fit your particular circumstances.
For example you may want a separation agreement to include:
How much each of you contributes to rent/mortgage or household bills until you can vacate, sell or transfer your home.
How to deal with any mutual debts.
How to deal with any proceeds from the sale of a property, after paying off any outstanding mortgage balance or sale costs. How to deal with any pensions, joint bank accounts or credit cards.
What will happen to items you’ve bought together, such as cars and furniture.
What will happen to the family pets.
Maintenance agreed to support one person and/or any children.
Who the children will live with and when they will see the other parent.
Contact us for more information.