If you and your ex-partner don`t try mediation or it doesn`t work, it`s best to talk to a lawyer if you still can`t agree. You should also talk to a lawyer if you had an agreement, but it is broken. If the separation then progresses to divorce, the agreement can be used as proof of the date of separation and serve as the basis for the Tribunal`s decisions on the division of property and responsibilities. The court has discretion to vary or annul a separation agreement because it is not legally binding. However, the court will likely accept the agreement, provided that it is fair to all spouses and children in the marriage and that circumstances have not changed to make it inappropriate. In England and Wales, you must be married for at least a year before you can file for divorce. After this period, you must prove at least one of the following reasons for the divorce. A separation agreement is a document in which separating couples define the distribution of their common property and responsibilities among themselves. They can be used by married or unmarried couples and are often used instead of divorce proceedings. Of course, you can ask questions or request changes at any time until you are satisfied that the agreement matches your wishes (all included in the price). You will provide us with basic details about the agreement you have entered into and these details will then be passed on to our lawyers who will draft your order as ordered. Don`t try to agree on your separation without talking to someone.