Why should i get a separation agreement?
If you do not intend to obtain a divorce for some time then it may be advisable to obtain a separation agreement.
This document is effectively a contract between husband and wife and will enable you to put into effect any financial agreement you have reached as part of splitting your assets.
The agreement can cover everything from selling your home to maintenance for children. It can even deal with where the children will live and how often the absent parent can see them, although most agreements tend to concentrate on the financial aspects of the divorce.
The idea behind these agreements is that if there is a dispute, the court have a written agreement they can refer to when considering a disputed divorce case.