Separation can be as simple as one party announcing to their partner that that the relationship is over. It may mean that one party moves out, but in certain circumstances the parties may continue to reside together until all matters between them are resolved.

When you or your partner decide to separate, it can be an emotionally distressing time. However, it is important to obtain legal advice at this time to ensure that your rights are protected. This advice should be sought at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure that you take the appropriate steps to protect yourself.

Finding a resolution does not have to mean going to Court and incurring all the expense that is associated with litigation. Negotiation, Mediation and Collaborative Law solutions may provide the appropriate resolution.

At South Point Law Centre, we take time to listen to you, provide the options that may be available to you and help guide you through the process.

Separation agreements

When parties separate, one way to resolve matters at issue is to negotiate a separation agreement. Such agreements can resolve issues such as property division, child custody, guardianship and access, spousal support and child support.

It is usually preferable to try to negotiate a settlement rather than litigate in court. Not only does it save money but it usually is less stressful and more palatable. More importantly, when children are involved, the separating parties will have to deal with each other for many years into the future. In such cases, an agreement sets out the framework for the years ahead.

Lawyers at South Point Law Centre can help you in designing an agreement that will suit your particular circumstances. We are knowledgeable about the terms required for agreements and the language necessary to help avoid agreements being set aside at a later date.