The financial aspects of a Judicial Separation are similar to divorce, but Judicial Separation does not have the same effect on pensions as divorce. This is because at the end of the Judicial Separation process, the parties are still married. Often, the biggest disadvantage to pursuing a Judicial Separate as opposed to a divorce is that you will not be able to obtain a Pension Sharing Order in the context of a Judicial Separation.
Specialist advice should always be sought upon separating from your spouse, including advice regarding the benefits and disadvantages of pursuing either divorce or Judicial Separation, depending on your circumstances.
If you are considering a Judicial Separation, we will discuss all of the financial aspects of your situation and advise you of your options so that you can make an informed decision.