Separation Agreement

Create a binding separation agreement online — faster, cheaper, easier.

 

Separation is difficult enough without worrying about having to go to court. A legal separation agreement solves that problem. You and your partner decide how to split things with the benefit of expert advice. All without leaving home.
 

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Purchase the agreement online

Pay only $350.00 for a comprehensive agreement you can complete yourself.

 

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Complete the agreement

You will be guided through step by step as you create your own personalised agreement.

 

Certify the agreement

For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its implications and have it certified by a lawyer. Agreeable can arrange independent lawyers to complete this process for you.

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1. Purchase the Agreement

Why pay $1,000 for an agreement made by a lawyer when for only $350.00 we will provide you with a comprehensive Separation Agreement you can complete yourself. For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its effect and implications. The advising lawyer then needs to certify they have given you this advice.

2. Complete the Agreement

The document will guide you step by step through everything you need to cover. In our experience, it takes fewer than 30 minutes to complete, however this may vary depending on the complexity. It is in the best interests of both you and your partner to disclose all information about your property and it may also help reduce certification costs!

3 Certify the Agreement

For your agreement to be enforceable, you need to get advice on its effect and implications. The advising lawyer then needs to certify they have given you this advice. The price will be quoted and invoiced in full prior to commencing, meaning there will be no hidden costs. This step can be done entirely online, saving you both time and money!

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Who’s using Agreeable?

Neither my ex-partner nor I wanted to go through the process of paying lawyers to create an agreement when we had already decided how to split our assets. The Agreeable process was an easy way to do it ourselves, while still complying with the law and creating a binding agreement.

Cameron and Kate

Zhang Wei and Wang Xiu Ying* had separated and both agreed how their property would be divided. Most of the property was held in trust but they could use the Agreeable automated agreement as a starting point for their agreement. Agreeable arranged for independent expert advice on the effect and implications of their agreement for each of them. After discussions and contact between the lawyers, a final agreement was signed by them and certified by the Agreeable experts. This cost them about $1,400 each and was done entirely online.

*Names have been changed to protect identities

Who’s using Agreeable?

Zhang Wei and Wang Xiu Ying* had decided to separate and agreed how their property would be divided. Most of the property was held in trust but they could use the Agreeable automated agreement as a starting point for their agreement. Agreeable arranged for independent expert advice on the effect and implications of their agreement for each of them. After discussions and contact between the lawyers, a final agreement was signed by them and certified by the Agreeable experts. This cost them about $1,400 each and was done entirely online.

*Names have been changed to protect identities

Any separating couples can create a separation agreement

What does a separation agreement contain?

A separation agreement outlines the important details involved in a separation. When the relationship started, when the couple started living together, when they separated. Details of relationship property (including the family home, chattels, cars, bank accounts, Kiwisaver, debts) and separate property. Any necessary adjustments are recorded. Each party must make full and proper disclosure of all property so that the other person and their lawyer knows what they are entitled to by law.

 

What are the benefits of a separation agreement?

A separation agreement requires the agreement of the parties. This means that it is significantly more efficient and less costly than the alternative, which requires a dispute being resolved either through the Family Court or alternate measures such as Agreeable’s Dispute Resolution service. The agreement provides clarity and helps resolve potential disputes. A separation agreement is also able to be enforced through the Courts, if required, provided it is executed correctly and each party has independent advice. Agreeable is able to provide this service in full. This is a flat fee service which can be purchased here. Agreeable will provide each party with an independent legal expert to ensure the agreement is legally binding and able to be used by banks and others to allow transfer of property.

Whether you are considered living together for the purposes of the Act will be determined by taking into account the following factors:

– The duration of the relationship

– The nature and extent of common residence

– Whether or not a sexual relationship exists

– The degree of financial dependence or interdependence

– The ownership, use, and acquisition of property

– The degree of mutual commitment to a shared life

– The care and support of children

– The performance of household duties; and

– The reputation and public aspects of the relationship.

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