You don`t need to take legal advice if you write a separation agreement, but it`s a very good idea to do so. But a separation agreement may not be the best thing to do in situations where: There is also a kit called Self-Counsel Press Separation Agreement. It allows you to write a separation agreement. You can pay to download it as an e-book or order a paper copy from the publisher`s website. You`ll also see it in a lot of bookstores. (Make sure this is the current edition. Starting in January 2019, this is the fourth edition.) It contains examples of separation agreements and empty forms that you can use, including a few that you can fill out on a computer. If you do not have a dependent child, you do not need to include your consent in your divorce application. If you have dependent children, you must attach your consent to one of the sworn insurances you submit to the court as part of your divorce application. The court can only impose an agreement if you have filed it in court.

You can file the agreement in court at any time, but it is a good idea to submit it shortly after signing. This gives you one less thing to worry about if you need the court to impose it. If the process is successful, you have an agreement with your spouse/civil partner, for which you were both responsible. You can enter into a separation agreement at any time after the separation. But there are delays to ask your partner for certain things, like the division of the property. For example, you have 6 years from the date of separation, but only 2 years from the date of your divorce to share the property. If you and your former partner decide to reunite, you can ask the court for your separation to be annulled. You owe the court that you have reconciled as a couple and that you intend to resume life together as a man and a woman.

The court generally respects the agreements (they treat your agreement as a legal document). If you are not frank and honest about your finances, you are likely to be unseeded in the future. You can apply for a separation for the same reasons you could file for divorce or end a life partnership. both have been open and honest about your finances, have taken independent legal advice on the agreement and have taken various guarantees, it might be difficult for you to argue in court that you should not comply with it. When you register your contract with the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the child and spos support parts are applied. If you can agree on the amount and duration of spousal benefits, which is fair and appropriate for both parties, it is likely that the same support arrangements will be included in your divorce judgment. To submit your consent, take a copy of your signed agreement to your provincial court or Supreme Court registry and apply to be filed. The Provincial Court and the Supreme Court of the BC will implement the parties to an agreement on parenting and support. BC`s family law encourages couples to use the agreements to resolve family law issues. If you do, there are a few important rules to follow: to ensure that a separation agreement is not called into question, you and your ex-partner must be completely open about your finances.