When a relationship breaks down, it can be very stressful not knowing what your future financial circumstances will be or what you are entitled to receive when that relationship comes to an end.
At Paul Taylor Family & Civil Law, we can help you understand all of what your financial entitlements are post separation.
A separation agreement can or may apply:
- When you’re separating from your husband, wife or civil partner after at least 1 year of marriage or civil partnership.
- When you’re separating from a partner that you live with or have children with but who isn’t your husband, wife or civil partner.
There are a number of things to consider and work out that you may wish to include in a separation agreement, such as:
- If you have children, where they live and how often they will see each parent?
- Where you’re going to live and what happens to any jointly owned property.
- How to divide up your finances, assets or debts.
- Whether you can afford to pay bills and living costs once you are both living separately
In the vast majority of cases there is no need to go to court once a separation agreement is in place.
Even if you have had a conversation with your former spouse, partner or civil partner and you have both decided how the future looks, getting the right legal advice at an early stage in the separation process is crucial to ensure you have legally protected yourself and your family.
If you’re looking for legal advice on your separation agreement or divorce, speak to our Edinburgh family team on 0131 550 0414.