I am going through a bitter breakup – what should I do?

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Whether you and your ex-partner prepare a Separation Agreement yourselves or get a lawyer to prepare one – the same principle applies – you will have to agree on how to split your financial assets.

From our experience, the minute lawyers get involved with negotiations, conflict escalates. There are many reasons for this – couples hiding behind their lawyers, one lawyer being more influential than the other, lawyers making their clients feel overconfident and over-entitled, and so on.

So if you are already going through a bitter breakup, we highly recommend that you sit down and prepare your Separation Agreement yourselves before seeing lawyers. It is in both your best interests. Not only will it reduce conflict by not introducing lawyers at the early stages of separation, it will also save you both a lot of time, stress and money.