The end of a relationship can affect all aspects of your life and cause great upheaval.

Often amid the heartache, stress and grief of separation, real anxieties materialise and couples will often need to decide how to divide their property, money and other assets. Making this decision can be incredibly difficult with real anxieties about money often come to the surface and being the cause of many an argument.

It is not uncommon in this scenario, when all trust and confidence has broken down, for one person to try to hide or dispose of the family assets so that the other person can’t use them or to try and avoid to account for the same.

If you are worried that your partner has sold or given assets to someone else in order to hide them from you, or have concerns about how the financial side of matters are likely to be resolved upon separation, at Kyles Legal Practice we understand that you will need clear, simple but practical legal advice about your available options.

At Kyles Legal Practice, we have the legal expertise and skill to advise you upon all matters concerning the protection of financial assets on divorce or separation and can in appropriate cases take urgent steps on your behalf. This includes for example making an emergency application for a freezing order to prevent assets being disposed of, or an order to recover assets that have already been disposed of.

To arrange a discussion with one of our specialist lawyers upon the subject of Protecting your Assets on Divorce please call us on 0191 257 1051 or email us at

Separation Agreements

Upon separation an alternative option to applying for a divorce is to consider entering into a “Separation Agreement”.

Not everyone wants to be divorced. Applying to the court for a divorce is a significant step, both legally, psychologically and now financially given the changes more recently to legal aid and state funding. 

In the circumstances you may prefer to reach an agreement about financial and practical matters arising out of your separation (for example providing for child support, when contact should take place, when a divorce should be applied for and on what grounds) without involving any court procedures at all.

The way this can be achieved is for you both to sign a written legal document which outlines as fully as possible the agreement you have reached. This written document is known as a “Separation Agreement”.

At Kyles Legal Practice our experienced lawyers will advise you about all aspects of your separation agreement.  This includes explaining the different ways in which you can discuss and resolve the issues you are facing such as by the use of family mediation.

As a firm we work alongside other agencies and support networks and should you wish for us to do so we can advise you about non-legal support services, such as couple or individual counselling, that you may find helpful during this particularly anxious time.

We offer a number of fixed fee packages of legal advice and assistance in relation to the drafting of a Separation Agreement and to find out more about the funding of our services please read Case Funding.

To arrange a discussion with one of our specialist lawyers upon the subject of drafting a Separation Agreement please call us on 0191 257 1051 or email us at