The end of a relationship is always difficult and going to court to deal with your affairs on top of this can be incredibly daunting. Not only is going to court an expense that many people can’t afford, but the outcome of a court ruling is never guaranteed. A separation agreement, also known as a minute of agreement, is a way for solving issues outside of court. A separation agreement involves both parties entering an agreement which is drawn up by their individual solicitors. Separation agreements can be undertaken by married couples who are looking to separate without divorcing, as well as cohabiting couples looking to separate.
Minutes of agreement are legally binding, and it is important that those who are looking to enter into them take them seriously. Contact us today to see how we can help ensure that your interests are protected in a minute of agreement.
Separation agreements can be related to most family issues, and clauses relating to the following issues can be included in them:
Speak to Scullion Law today to see how we can help you enter into a Separation Agreement.
In order to be a legally binding document, a minute of agreement must first be agreed on by both parties. It should be fair to both parties, and no party can be forced into signing an agreement they do not want to sign. Once this stage has been completed, it must be registered in the Books of Council and Session. It is important that you go to someone who is expert in dealing with agreements like these, so you can be sure that any agreement you sign is legally binding and enforceable.
Speak to a member of our family law team today to see how we can help you register your minute of agreement.
There are some circumstances where the terms in a separation agreement can be changed. These are rare and have to be approved through the court. Changes to the separation agreement usually come when one party has been deceived by the other about one of the clauses in the agreement. In these circumstances, the minute of agreement will be altered to ensure that both parties receive what they are entitled to.
Our team can help with all aspects of separation agreements, speak to a member of our team today to if you think you have been misled before signing a minute of agreement.
Our experienced team of family lawyers are experts in dealing with separation agreement cases just like yours. We are solicitors trained in ensuring that all our clients receive a fair outcome when entering into a minute of agreement. To speak to a member of our team, call us today on 0141 413 9406 or fill in our online enquiry form here.
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