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Separation Agreements

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Separation Agreement Lawyers Glasgow

Separation agreements, also known as Minutes of Agreement, can be an effective way of dealing with various matters which ultimately need to be addressed following the breakdown of a relationship. They can be particularly useful where there requires to be discussion regarding the care arrangements for children of the relationship or where there are assets of the relationship which require to be split.

It is always advisable following a separation that parties attempt to enter into a separation agreement to deal with such matters. The alternative, where parties cannot agree, of raising a court action can be extremely costly and lead to significant delay and increased animosity.

Separation agreements can include any clauses you wish. Some examples of common clauses are:

  • Care arrangements for the children i.e. where they will live, what level of contact will be exercised by the non-resident parent.
  • Agreement regarding child maintenance
  • The split of matrimonial property including the matrimonial home, furniture, savings, insurance policies
  • Pension sharing orders

Contact our separation agreement lawyers in Glasgow today 

It is always advisable to seek legal advice from a specialist family lawyer when entering into a Separation Agreement. They are binding documents, particularly in relation to financial provisions, and can only be overturned in extreme circumstances. Provisions relating to care arrangements for children can be varied by either party in future through application to the Court if it is felt that the arrangements within the agreement are no longer in the child’s best interests.

At Livingstone Brown, we have excellent knowledge in this area and can assist in either drafting or revising separation agreements. It is imperative that you ensure you understand the terms of the agreement and that they are fair and reasonable in the overall context of your separation. Our wealth of knowledge in this area will help you assess your options and ensure a fair agreement, taking account of all of your circumstances. Call us today on 0141 429 8166 or complete our online contact form

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