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Separation agreements

Precedents for separation agreements can be found in the following resources.

Clark, Practical Matrimonial Precedents (loose leaf)

  • Section H1 Separation Agreements
  • H1a: Separation deed
  • H1b: Specimen clauses for separation deeds
  • H1c: Reconciliation deed
  • H1d: Specimen clauses for reconciliation deeds

Duckworth, Matrimonial Property & Finance (loose leaf)

  • Para. G[10]: Separation agreement

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, vol. 16(2) Family (2016)

  • Form 27: Deed of separation between a married couple or civil partners

Wood, Cohabitation: Law, Practice and Precedents, 8th ed. (2020)

  • Separation agreement at p. 799-801

Cohabitation: Law and Precedents (loose leaf)

  • Chapter 2, para. 2-013 onward, contains
  • separating cohabitant checklist for practitioners
  • client information sheet and guidance for separating cohabitants, including financial issues and children
  • deed of separation for separating cohabitants
  • precedent court order for separating cohabitant
  • precedent transfer document
  • precedent charge back document

Last updated 01/11/2021

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