We haven't started divorce proceeding so question isn't around divorce it is purely to ask whether I can get a written agreement from my partner which would hold in a court of law which states he will pay me X amount.
I have read that separation agreements aren't legally enforceable. Is this the case, and if so is this a bit of a risk when signing my name off the house?
Also could you let me know the best way of drawing an agreement such as this up. Does it have to be done through solicitors to be enforceable or could we do it ourselves?
My ex has funds in place to pay me for my share of the house, and I have the paperwork to sign my name off the mortgage. He is concerned that he would be at risk by signing a separation agreement. Is there anything more enforceable or any other way we could do this other than involving solicitors. Or as a last resort is there any agreement we could easily obtain from a solicitor which would be more enforceable than a separation agreement but less hassle than a divorce at this point?
This is exactly what a Separation Agreement will document - which is why I suggested it.
There will be clear evidence that the property was transferred in exchanged for a capital payment - the Separation agreement will simply confirm that you accpeted the sum in full and final settlement