Services Family Separation Agreements

Are you looking for an experienced solicitor or lawyer in separation agreements? Alexander JLO (AJLO), a London-based firm of solicitors provides expert advice and a high quality, sympathetic service that will protect your interests in a separation agreement.

What is a separation agreement?

A separation agreement can be considered as an alternative to divorce, in the sense that it can be used for couples to reach agreement over the distribution of assets, finances and property, defining responsibilities and child arrangements. However, it is important to note that a separation agreement will not legally end a marriage and therefore it does not have the same impact as a divorce. Separation agreements can also be used for unmarried cohabiting couples.The purpose of a separation agreement is to clarify the financial and family arrangements and responsibilities, with a view to avoiding contested proceedings, in the future and speeding up the divorce process (for married couples), if the couple decides to proceed.

How Alexander JLO handles separation agreements

At Alexander JLO, we understand that there are many reasons why a separation agreement may be suitable, whether it be for couples who are unable to get a divorce (for example because they are not married, or for religious reasons) or those who just aren’t ready to embark on the divorce process yet. Each couple and separation is different and our solicitors have the expertise to guide you on your separation journey. Alexander JLO specialises in drafting separation agreements for clients. When creating or negotiating your separation agreement, you will need to consider the following:

  • Your assets
  • Finances
  • Children
  • Business matters
  • Any debts

We would be delighted to offer a free initial appointment to discuss your separation agreement requirements; however we are unable to assist with Legal Aid applications.

Get to Know our Expert Team of Separation Agreement Solicitors

Peter Johnson, the head of Alexander JLO Solicitors family law division is a reputable family law solicitor with an impressive 5-star rating in the Review Solicitors Guide. Peter is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and expertise in separation agreements with his team of separation agreement solicitors, and the company has an excellent reputation in this service area.

FAQs about Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is not legally binding until it is made into a formal court order and therefore a separation agreement cannot preclude the court’s jurisdiction in financial remedy proceedings on divorce. However, providing a separation agreement is carefully prepared and negotiated, in practice, the terms of the agreement will usually be upheld by the court. This is why it is very important for parties to obtain independent legal advice when entering into the agreement.

The cost of a separation agreement depends on the type of agreement you’re getting, the court and the solicitor fees. The cost, therefore, varies on a case-by-case basis, depending on individual requirements.

With the support of a knowledgeable solicitor, you will need to negotiate the terms of a separation agreement with your ex-partner and their legal representative. Financial disclosure will be required to ensure that both parties have a full understanding of the assets available to be shared and how they intend to share them. Your solicitor will be able to assist with this disclosure as it will be an important consideration of the courts on the point of enforceability of the agreement should the terms be contested in the future. When circumstances evolve (for example, to the stage of divorce proceedings), your solicitor can assist you with making an application for a court order based on the terms of the settlement agreement so that it becomes legally binding. 

Check out Alexander JLO’s Review Solicitors profile

All of our solicitors and lawyers are trained to the highest standards in their speciality area and are dedicated to following best practices, to ensure that our clients get the most satisfactory legal services possible. We are proud to be members of Resolution and are accredited by the Law Society as Family Law specialists. 


Alexander JLO is also delighted to be listed in the Review Solicitors Guide for many areas. Take a look at our firm’s entry and Peter Johnson’s (Senior Partner) profile, or scroll down to see the rest of our team.

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