Specialists in separation agreements

If you are separated, or considering separation from your partner, no matter what your current circumstances, we can help you by drawing up a separation agreement.


No matter what your current circumstances, if you want to separate from your partner, you can have a document drawn up called a Separation Agreement.  It is worth considering a formal agreement, particularly if children are involved.  We will help you to fully define your requirements and create a legally binding Separation Agreement on your behalf, so that you feel confident moving forward.

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As specialist lawyers, with over 20 years of experience, we are here to help you with your family law needs. If you need help with legal issues relating to children, advice around divorce, help with making a will or dealing with a loved one's estate through probate, we are here to help.

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We understand that you may be going through a difficult time. We’ll give you one point of contact, an experienced lawyer that you can trust and build a relationship with.

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We know it can be stressful waiting for information. We won’t keep you waiting unnecessarily, we will always let you know about progress on your case as soon as we do.

We'll help you to understand

Legal matters can be complex, especially if it's the first time you've had to deal with them. We'll explain everything to you in simple terms and guide you through the process so that you know what's happening.

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We don't overload our lawyers with too many clients, we keep our workload manageable so that we make sure we are available to you if you need us. If we are busy when you call, we'll always get back to you as soon as we can.

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What happens if I separate from my partner?

There Is no law In England and Wales regulating the separation of unmarried couples. There are laws that govern the ownership of property and protection of children. 

It is a good idea to resolve disputes by agreement, this is often a cheaper and a less distressing process than court.

Would we have to involve the court?

If agreement is not possible you can ask the court to decide what share of the house you own and whether it should be sold so that you can realise that share.  To do this you need to make a claim under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA).

What about child maintenance?

In most cases, the Child Maintenance Service deals with child maintenance claims.

You can apply to the court for Income for the children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.  We can advise you on this.

What is a Separation Deed?

If you can reach an agreement you may wish to enter a Separation Deed.  This Is a legally binding document that formalises the terms of your separation.

What our clients say about us

Angela has been a pleasure to deal with, through what could have been an extremely difficult time.
She has been professional and very helpful with any questions. Explaining things simply to avoid any
confusion or stress on my part. Many thanks!
Angela Lally – David June 2023

This story started back in 2016 when I first spoke to Jill Rucklidge about my divorce. It finally finished
April this year after 3 court appearances. Jill and her team stuck by me through thick,thin and tears .
Jill was always there to listen to me and gave me amazing advice. I can’t thank the team enough . I
would recommend Jill and the team to anyone looking for their specialist advice.
Jill Rucklidge – Dave November 2023

The level of service I received was beyond exceptional. Alison made sure I understood at every point
pf the process and made sure I received all information necessary to make my decision. I never felt
that I was less important than any other client or case, her time management and customer service
is second to none. I would recommend the company to anyone who wants a fair and understanding
Alison Gaddes - Sarah January 2023

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Jill Rucklidge – Lee August 2023

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Claire Trueman – Paul and Ann November 2023

Angela is a very good lawyer with a big heart. She always helps and tries to find a solution in very
situation. I am extremely grateful to her for her help. She was with me in a very difficult moments of
my life. She extended a helping hand to me; I will never forget it and I will always be grateful to her
for it. I recommend her 1000%.
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