Legal Separation Law

Legal Separation

What is Legal Separation?

A legal separation is a court order that states a couple no longer lives together but they are still legally married. A legal separation allows a couple to separate while taking the time they need to determine the status of their marriage. It can also allow a couple that does not wish to completely divorce take time apart to get the space they need.

In a legal separation, the standard divorce matters are still dealt with and resolved. The couple will need to determine child custody arrangements, child visitation rights, property and asset division, alimony, child support, etc. A legal separation may be more advantageous than a divorce as it still allows the couple to share in tax benefits, social security benefits, insurance, and joint assets. It also may be beneficial for religious reasons or family purposes.

Legal Separation Lawyers

Although a legal separation is not the same as a divorce, a lawyer is still valuable and helpful. Legal separations are complex and may be stressful. An experienced family law lawyer will help explain the pros and cons of a legal separation to you, and will help you file for a legal separation if you so choose. They will inform you of your rights during the process and help ensure those rights are protected.

When going through a legal separation, you will need to create and sign an agreement between you and your spouse that outlines the most important aspects and decisions involved in your relationship. Without one, you may face disputes and issues regarding your children, assets, finances, debts, liabilities, etc. A family law lawyer can help you through this. They will ensure your rights are protected until you either file for a divorce or restore your marriage.

Lawyer Referral Service

If you are considering a legal separation, it is important to know your rights, responsibilities and what exactly is involved in this process. Attorney Search Network can help you by referring you to a family law lawyer with experience in legal separations. Our attorneys will help you resolve difficult matters and separate from your spouse easily.

Contact us today to get in contact with a family law lawyer who can help you with your legal separation legal needs. Call us toll free at (800) 215-1190 or fill out our online form for a family lawyer referral in your area. Attorney Search Network can provide you with a free Lawyer Referral to a legal separation lawyer in your area.

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