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When there is a dispute between partners in a relationship,

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When there is a dispute between partners in a relationship, can a settlement be reached out of court ? and where would this settlement be registered so that there is no comeback later on ?

Chris The Lawyer : Hi and welcome. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear.
Chris The Lawyer : Many disputes are fixed by discussion, negotiation and often mediation, when an independent neutral is used. So doing this doesn't need a court action at all. The correct way to record such a discussion is by an agreement in the form required under the Property Relationships Act, and this becomes a binding settlement. This is not registered anywhere but the agreement is kept by both parties and referred to when needed
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