If the lawyers` agreement is negotiated, each party must have its own lawyer to ensure that they receive independent legal advice. In Ireland, thousands of people are waiting to file applications for divorce or legal separation. As it stands, efforts are being made to provide additional judges, more courtrooms and additional lawyers. As a result, you may have to wait many months before your case is heard. If your spouse tries to pull their feet during the trial or delay things, it can impact the time it takes to get a divorce or separation. The main advantage of entering into a separation agreement is that you can avoid a long and often divided lawsuit and a separation agreement is as legally binding as a court decision. Everyone signs an agreement that disqualifies your collaborative lawyers from court representation if the trial collapses. Neither lawyer can intervene for you in a contentious legal proceeding. There will be a divorce agreement and your financial agreement on your matrimonial estate, such as pensions and the marital home, will already be agreed, eliminating the costs and pain at that time. If you think you can agree on the relationship, a separation without breaking the body can serve as a temporary measure and allow you and your partner to take your time. During this period, establishing a separation agreement in case of roughness on the road that can cause other problems remains a good idea. Lawyers can be good negotiators and give good advice on claims, but there is nothing in a separation agreement that requires legal knowledge or a lawyer.