Some couples will choose an agreement themselves and one of them will ask us to draw up the separation agreement. Or, if an agreement is not possible, we can give our clients specific advice on what is due to them during the separation, and they may order us to negotiate on their behalf a transaction that will later include the preparation of a separation agreement. You can help reduce what you pay a lawyer by writing in detail the things you combine and giving to your lawyer. Separation agreements are legally binding in Scotland and can be implemented, as well as a judicial decision, if the agreement is registered. Our family lawyers can tell you about your right to assets in the event of separation, advise you on the options available to you in your specific circumstances, and design the agreement for you. If the distribution of wealth is controversial, we can also contribute to the negotiation of an alternative settlement of disputes. You can make a deal if you and your ex-spouse are considering divorce or a life partnership. An agreement means that you do not have to ask the court to clarify your finances and arrangements for the care of your children if you need a divorce or dissolution. Couples who live together can enter into a separation agreement if they decide that they no longer live together. Full Accredited Lawyer Mediation (CALM) (Scotland) Nicos Scholarios, CALM SecretaryMSM Solicitors51 Moss StreetPaisleyPA1 1DRTel: 0141 889 6244Fax: 0141 887 0964E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.calmscotland.co.uk Once the contract is signed by both parties, they can usually file for a simple divorce if they are married or dissolve, if they are in partnership, as soon as they are separated for a year or two. If you are considering a separation, you must consider the financial impact of the decision. Whether you want a divorce, want to solve financial problems outside of the courts, or separate without divorce, a separation agreement is advisable.
A separation agreement is legally binding and has the same weight as a court order.