We are local divorce and separation solicitors in Exeter. We have many years of experience in helping people as their relationship comes to an end. For some couples, legal separation may be an alternative to divorce or an interim step to allow time to decide if they want to end their marriage or civil partnership. We can advise on separation agreements, also known as a deed of separation.

Separation Agreements

A deed of separation is a contract that may be suitable for those entering into a trial separation or who want to separate but aren’t ready, or don’t want, to divorce. It can be used to set out arrangements for finances, property, and children and reduce the chance of disputes in the future.

A separation agreement can be legally enforceable as long as it complies with contract law. We will explain the process step by step, and will talk to your ex-partners solicitor or to the partner themselves if they haven’t retained any legal representation.

We’re here to help

We strongly recommend taking legal advice on separation. We will always deal with your case empathetically and without judgement. We offer a free 30 minute consultation meeting with an experienced separation lawyer to discuss your circumstances, before you decide whether to appoint us.

If you instruct us to handle your legal separation, a named lawyer will deal with your case from start to finish, and a member of the team will always be available to speak to on a day-to-day basis. You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case including guidance about your position and how much the case will cost, where relevant. We will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.

Please contact Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator, for any initial enquiries or to book your consultation.

The Team
Anita Laws
Anita Laws

Chartered Legal Executive

Mark Fairchild
Mark Fairchild


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