A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Do you need help sorting out a fair financial settlement?

Our consultant service offers expert advice and support to help you reach agreement on a fair financial settlement quickly, and for less than a quarter of the cost of using a traditional high street solicitor.


Are InterNet separation agreements worth it?

  • Guru
  • Guru's Avatar Posted by
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
More
24 Oct 07 #5195 by Guru
Topic started by Guru
Considering buying a Separation Agreement on line. Just enquiring if anybody has done this, did it work and how they stand up legally.:)

  • LittleMrMike
  • LittleMrMike's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
24 Oct 07 #5197 by LittleMrMike
Reply from LittleMrMike
A Separation Agreement can be legally binding, but my own view is that it would not be likely to be enforceable unless two conditions were satisfied ; firstly, there had been a full disclosure of the financial position of both parties and secondly, that both parties had access to legal advice.

A Separation Agreement does not prevent either spouse applying for financial relief afterwards, so it is not guarantee of finality but the Court can certainly take it into account. You need to remember that the Courts will not enforce an agreement which, in the Court's view, is unfair to either party.

Mike 100468

  • Guru
  • Guru's Avatar Posted by
  • Junior Member
  • Junior Member
More
24 Oct 07 #5200 by Guru
Reply from Guru
Thanks Mike, thought we could use this agreement in the first instance and avoid unnecessary solicitor fees and see how things progress between us. Even though we are separating and will be selling the house we don't want to divorce straight away. Would you suggest using solicitors to draw this up or get a solicitor to check it?:unsure:

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11