Putting a formal, legal agreement in place allows both members of the former couple to move forward with certainty and finality. We specialise in crafting and advising upon separation agreements that address all facets of your situation.

The role of separation agreements

A separation agreement is a legal document that records how members of a former couple will care for their children or deal with their property and finances after separation. Sometimes called a ‘financial agreement’ when dealing just with the division of assets or other financial matters, a separation agreement is an important legality required to enable you to protect future assets, to avoid being responsible for someone else’s debts or financial circumstances and to obtain a stamp duty exemption if relationship real estate is being transferred when dividing assets.

A separation agreement is an effective way to finalise and record the decisions that need to be made after a separation happens, without the need for court involvement. It is also a critical risk minimisation tool, to avoid unwanted future claims in relation to your children or your property.

Benefits of separation agreements

  • Clarity and certainty: provides a clear record of the agreements reached on various matters, giving you certainty and peace of mind.
  • Cost-effective: when brokered outside of Court proceedings, a separation agreement minimises you legal costs and avoids unwanted delay.
  • Flexibility: A separation agreement can be tailored to your needs, meaning you can customise arrangements to suit. You can also choose how to legally record it, either as property Consent Orders made by a Court or a Binding Financial Agreement made after separation.
  • Enforceability: once made legally binding, these agreements can be enforced, so you have peace of mind that your agreement will be effective and secure.

Your separation agreement

Our approach at Parker Coles Curtis includes:

  • Comprehensive consultation: gaining a fulsome understanding the scope of your situation, to problem-solve solutions with you that meet your needs and objectives.
  • Expert guidance: offering expert advice on your legal rights and obligations, ensuring you make informed decisions for your future.
  • Tailored drafting: skilful and effective drafting to document and record your separation agreement – we’ll make sure it does what you intend it to do, and that your current and future risks are covered.
  • Negotiation support: assisting in negotiations and dispute resolution processes to reach an amicable agreement with your partner, if necessary. We can identify the most suited, time and cost-effective pathway to you to agreement.
  • Formalisation: taking the necessary steps to make your separation agreement legally binding and ensuring compliance with legal standards.

How we can help

Our specialist family law team has extensive experience in handling separation agreements for a diverse range of clients. We can help you by:

  • Providing clear, practical advice on the implications of your decisions.
  • Negotiating terms that protect your interests and those of your children.
  • Drafting a comprehensive separation agreement that covers all aspects of your separation.
  • Formalising the agreement to ensure it is legally binding and enforceable.

Why work with us?

  • Expertise in family law: our dedicated team possesses extensive knowledge of family law, ensuring your separation agreement is crafted with precision and care.
  • Client-centred service with choice: We take the time to understand your needs and goals. With our clear and practical legal guidance, you will be empowered with the knowledge to make informed decisions that are right for you and your family.
  • Commitment to amicable resolutions and choice: we believe in resolving issues cooperatively whenever it is safe and possible to do so.

Moving forward with confidence

A well-crafted separation agreement can provide finality and closure, to pave the way for a more positive future post-separation. At Parker Coles Curtis, we're committed to guiding you through this process, ensuring that your separation agreement reflects your wishes and provides a solid foundation for the next chapter of your life. Contact us to learn how we can assist in drafting a separation agreement that safeguards your interests and those of your family.

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