Hello OTS Solicitors family department, I am about to go through a divorce with my wife. I would like a divorce experienced solicitor in your law firm to explain the following:
What are the legal implications of separation and what is the advantage of a legal separation over a divorce?
Once I hear back I would like to also arrange a consultation with a OTS family solicitor in London. Please let me know how we can proceed.
Areas of Expertise:
Thank you for your enquiry.
You are able to ask for a legal separation on the same reasons you are able to file for a divorce. For example Adultery or unreasonable behaviour. Unlike divorce proceedings you are not required to show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. A legal separation is useful in protecting your financial interests until you are able to decide whether to file for divorce or not. The separation agreement will act as a precedent for the financial aspect of divorce. It is advisable to obtain legal assistance in drafting such an agreement.
Please note, this answer cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions. The answer provided above is for information purposes only, if you would like to proceed to full legal advice and consult with our family law Solicitors. Please let us know your availability for an appointment by contacting us on 0207 936 9960 or through our contact form.
We look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Posted on Monday, 28 August, 2017