Direct agreement (DIY Option)
A direct agreement will often be favoured by separating spouses. Maintaining communication during divorce is undoubtedly in the best interests of the whole family. Whilst this is an option open to those couples who divorce amicably and maintain a degree of trust with one another, the emotive nature of divorce often means this option is sadly only suitable to a few.
To ensure you understand all of the issues you will need to consider and discuss when trying to reach a direct agreement, we offer an initial free no obligation consultation* and to assist you in deciding whether direct agreement is the best option for you and to afford you advice on the issues you will need to consider.
When trying to reach a direct agreement, many couples focus on the immediate financial implications of their divorce, without necessarily understanding the future financial issues that will also require resolution. Many couples also won’t necessarily appreciate the problems that can be created where terms are only partially agreed or not properly recorded.
To ensure the financial agreement is full and final, it MUST be approved within the divorce process. Essentially, the divorce is the picture frame within which the important financial agreement will sit. Without the divorce, the financial agreement may not be final.
Warners Family Team are here to ensure you understand all the financial implications you may face, as well as considering the aspects of your separation that may impact on any children involved.
If you want to ensure certainty for the future, please contact us so we can advise you on the necessary steps required.
If you would like to talk about any of these issues with one of our specialist team, please contact us on 01732 747900. Whilst we are based in Sevenoaks, Kent we are also happy to offer advice by phone/email or, can meet with you in our Tonbridge office if it is more convenient for you.
- First meeting with your divorce lawyer Before meeting your divorce lawyer for the first time, you may be anxious about what to expect. Charles Tennant, family law solicitor and divorce law specialist at Warners in Sevenoaks, explains what will happen at the first meeting and some of the information you may want to take with you.
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