For a financial agreement to be legally binding, you must have both: both are committed to arranging the separation in a way that minimizes trouble for the children. The idea of arguing over succinct letters from a law firm about “who receives what” does not seem correct, and both are not interested in going to court. We can detect immediately if an agreement has not been prepared by a lawyer, and in our research we have found many of them. Again, if you are dealing with a legal document subject to the legislation, you must have confidence in the proper functioning and enforcement. Using this separation agreement template kit as well as the instructions and templates provided, Tony and Lisa were surprised at how easy it was to design their own agreement. In the absence of a legally binding separation agreement, a party may subsequently assert a right under the Family Law Act. . . .