There are a number of advantages to entering into a Separation Agreement.
The Agreement can prove in writing that you agree that you don’t have to live together, so your ex-partner (husband, wife or civil partner) can’t allege that you’ve deserted them and vice versa.
The Agreement will show that you both consider the relationship to have ended, including the date it ended.
The Agreement is entirely flexible – you can decide what you’d like to include and what not to include.
If you stick to the terms outlined, a Separation Agreement can take the stress, pressure and heat that naturally arises from the breakdown of a relationship away, leaving both parties fully aware of where they stand.
Any Agreement entered into can provide you with both clarity and certainty.
Whilst not technically legally binding, a Separation Agreement that has been properly and fairly negotiated and entered into will be upheld if challenged.