Family and Divorce Law Jargon Buster: Part 29 – Legal Separation

July 27, 2015, By Slater Heelis

This is the next instalment in our bite size blog series in which we hope to demystify some of the legal terms, which are frequently used by family law solicitors when giving legal advice and in the family courts environment.

Legal Separation: A legal separation is an agreement between parties who are separating as to how they will deal with children or money matters. Many people see this as a cheaper alternative to court proceedings. However, obtaining a divorce and a court approved financial settlement will enable both parties to see a finite end to their marriage with no risk of either party making a further claim in the future. A Legal Separation will not offer this protection.  

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