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Separation Agreements

There are three types of separation that couples can undergo: informal separation, formal separation and judicial separation.

Goodwins Family Law Solicitors offer our services for each of the three types of separation. From formal separations including child custody agreements, financial responsibilities and living arrangements, to judicial separations for couples who cannot enter formal divorce proceedings for religious or cultural reasons.

We are experienced in dealing with separation cases of all types, from straightforward cases to protracted processes that require lengthy negotiation. We offer our services for married and unmarried couples alike – the differences in the separation process are many and you’ll need the assistance of a qualified, experienced and trusted solicitor’s firm to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

At Goodwins Family Law Solicitors, we understand that every situation is different – what may work for one client may not meet the needs for another. From mediation to court proceedings, we strive to ensure each of our clients receives tailored, personable and realistic advice to work towards a satisfactory outcome in your case. Our services are renowned with our client base; from the initial contact with us to your fixed-fee consultation, right through to the finalisation of your separation, we dedicate ourselves to advising and supporting you every step of the way.

If you are considering divorce or separation, our experts will discuss your needs with you thoroughly to allow us to help you decide on the best course of action for your situation.

Our Harrow offices are easy to reach from both Central and West London. So whether you’re driving or coming in via Harrow-on-the-hill tube station only seven minutes away, our team is here for you. For complete discretion, we also offer a Skype consultation service, no matter where you are.

Formal Separation

Unlike an informal separation, this is a legally binding agreement. This document outlines any financial responsibilities required of either party and is often used as an alternative to divorce if a couple do not wish to formally divorce. These agreements can also deal with responsibilities such as child custody and living arrangements are clearly outlined.

Judicial Separation

This form of separation is similar to divorce, with the exception that the marriage is not legally dissolved. This is often used by couples who do not, or cannot, enter divorce proceedings due to religious or cultural reasons.

Informal Separation

This type of separation is for couples who want to live separately but do not want to have to go through a formal separation process. Many couples often use this to test out what living separately would be like before deciding whether or not to go ahead with the full formal separation.

Informal separations do not require involvement from the court, which means that legal expenses are reduced and the risk of protracted, stressful court proceedings is eliminated. However, informal separation does not give you the same legal rights as couples who have undergone a formal or judicial separation.

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