When a married couple separate, the starting point for both parties is normally to achieve their "fair share" when considering how to split property, belongings and debts.  

The starting point for dealing with financial provision where a cohabitating relationship ends is different.

  • What is the definition of a cohabitant?
  • What is the difference between a married couple and a cohabiting couple separating? 
  • What is a separation agreement?
  • What can it include?
  • What is the effect of a minute of agreement?
  • Why enter into a separation agreement?
  • What next?

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