Separation from a partner is an excruciating process. Studies have shown that the process of detachment is comparable to the death of a partner or family member. Your mental state will not always be good. You will be emotional and make spontaneous (and not always the best) decisions. In this situation, the best decision is to seek legal advice. You need to know what to expect, and you should be able to put legal matters in the hands of a non-emotional professional who will look after your interests. If you want to separate and don’t know what your rights and obligations are, what will happen financially, what will happen to the children, etc., or if your partner confronts you with the separation, take your time, get advice before making long-term decisions, signing agreements, etc. Call me.