Can a Separation Agreement be ‘do it yourself’? Don’t I need a lawyer?
You do not need a lawyer to help prepare something as simple and straightforward as a Separation Agreement. Much like how you can download your own legitimate DIY Will Kit from a reputable legal company and have your Will completed, secured and verified in a fraction of the time and cost – the same thing applies to Separation Agreements. As long as you adhere to the steps outlined in the legislation (which any reputable Separation Agreement Template company should do), you’ll be fine.
The best news is this – you have to have your Separation Agreement proof read by independent lawyers when you obtain your Independent Solicitor’s Certificate. (This typically requires just one, simple meeting). The difference is, through a DIY Separation Agreement, you have now cut out the expensive, time-consuming process that lawyers would have undertaken themselves.