What is Separation?
The law will recognize a separation as the period in time when two partners who are now living separate from each other have no reasonable opportunity to resume the relationship. This act of separation is usually reached when one of the two parties has moved out of the matrimonial home. It should be noted that in unusual circumstances the parties may continue to live together and still be considered separated as long as the relationship has ended.
When you and your partner have decided to separate from each other it is always a good idea to have a separation agreement on file. It is also highly recommended that both parties seek independent legal advice from a Lawyer.