Separation for non married Couples
If you currently live with your partner, dealing with assets on separation can sometimes be difficult. The law does not provide specifically for cohabitants in the same way as it does for married couples and it may be necessary to rely on trusts and/or contract law in relation to the ownership of property and/or assets. We can advise cohabitants on all aspects of separation and seek to achieve an amicable agreement as with married couples to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Making that first step in ending a marriage can undoubtedly be stressful for any husband or wife. Our team of specialist family lawyers can advise and assist you every step of the way.
We are members of the Resolution which means we are committed to dealing with your case in the least confrontational manner and always amicably and by agreement wherever possible. We will assist you in reaching agreements in order to avoid having to go to Court. If your case is such that Court proceedings are necessary, we can represent you every step of the way.
For many couples, the first step in ending a marriage is to separate. It is however essential that you seek advice in relation to separation agreements to make sure your interests are protected whilst you are separated but not yet divorced.
The procedure involved when divorce proceedings are issued will generally be as follows, however, the general overview is shown on the diagram :