You can use a separation agreement if you and your ex-partner are considering divorcing or breaking off your life partnership, but haven`t decided to separate permanently. If you and your ex-partner have already decided and agreed on what you want to include in your separation agreement, you should ask your own lawyer to check this out and draft it as a legal document. You can learn more about why you want to use a separation agreement and what they might cover. Don`t try to agree on your separation without talking to someone. Protect yourself if you and your partner decide to live apart before starting divorce or dissolution proceedings with this separation agreement. This simple separation contract contains everything necessary to protect both parties through their separation procedure and ensure that they both comply with the law. Therefore, it is always advisable to have a lawyer or someone who is fully trained to design your agreement, to make sure it goes through the court. If a separation agreement is entered into voluntarily by both parties, with the benefit of legal advice, full financial disclosure from both parties, and the terms set out in the agreement, it is unlikely that a judge will intervene to amend it. It is important that the separation agreement is designed by a legal expert so that you do it correctly the first time, so take the time to get it now, if it is later challenged by one of the parties. . . .