Separation Agreement for a Married Couple
Breaking up a marriage is hard enough without going to war over the property settlement. Many couples are choosing a better, more peaceful way of dismantling their life together.
Take for example - Tony and Lisa. They tied the knot 15 years ago, built a business and home together, had three children and dreamed of the day they would retire on the coast. But the stresses and demands of modern life took its toll and they slowly grew apart.
They have decided to separate and even though they are going to live apart, they still get on and want to maintain a friendship. After all, they have 3 kids and are going to be seeing each other on a regular basis.
Both are committed to managing the separation in a way that minimises the disruption to the children. The idea of squabbling over “who gets what” via curt letters issued by a law firm doesn't seem right, and neither are keen to go down the road of legal proceedings.
Looking for a better way
Fortunately Tony and Lisa had a pretty good idea of how they could work things out and both agreed staying out of court would be substantially cheaper and less stressful.
They just needed to work out the finer points and put their agreement in writing.
After some research, they discovered that they could make a Financial Agreement between themselves that would set down how they wished to divide their property.
Financial Agreements provides the Framework for settlement
By using this Separation Agreement template kit along with the guidance notes and samples provided, Tony and Lisa were surprised how easy it was to draft their own agreement.
It covered issues such as;
- the transfer of the family home into Lisa’s name
- how the investment properties were dealt with (some were sold and one was kept for Tony)
- who got what in relation to cars, furniture, the share portfolio and savings
- superannuation and
- whether maintenance would be paid
Issues that dealt with child support and visiting rights were dealt with in other documents such as a Child Support Agreement and Parenting Plan.
Once they were both happy with the agreement they obtained the legal advice as required by the Family Law Act.
It was a simple process, completed in their own time, without spending a fortune or even leaving home.
The steps to take:
- sit down with your partner and decide how you are going to divide your property
- download the kit
- fill out the agreement
- get the legal Certificate of Advice
Will this work for me?
This is just one story and we understand that everyone’s situation is unique, which is why the kit has been designed to be adaptable to your needs.
The kit includes:
- the professionally drafted Separation Agreement template (provided as an easy to edit Word document)
- plain English instruction guide
- sample agreement including several sample clauses to assist you in drafting your own professional agreement.
- access to the low fixed price Document Review Service
- plus Bonus Legal Will Kit
"I found it exceptional in every way. I was kept up to date with the process and any queries were answered within the day. It made the seperation process much easier and I would highly recommend this service to any friends in the future. Thank you for everything. " Regards, Kim Watt
Agreement Sample - Click to enlarge
How to obtain the Required Legal Advice at a fixed price
Important note: Under the Family Law Act this document is binding only when it is signed by both parties and contains a certificate confirming that each party has obtained independent legal advice prior to signing the agreement.
Our financial agreement review service is available to assist you in completing the legal advice component of your FA at a LOW FIXED RATE of just $395.00 per party.
Just like thousands of other delighted customers you too can minimise the financial and emotional cost of separation by using our unique Financial Agreement kits and Document Review Service.
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