A traditional divorce is not always the answer, and our goal is to help you choose the path that’s right for you. A legal separation can sometimes be easier on the parties involved, and can help if there is a personal conviction, or for religious purposes.
For a legal separation, our office pursues a court order that details the rights and responsibilities of both parties during the period of separation. The process is similar to a divorce, but the marriage is not terminated. Possible issues may include:
- Control and division of assets and debts
- Treatment of the family home
- Management and operation of the family business
- Child support
- Spousal support
Please consult with our office about this option, as it may be the best solution for your situation. Even if the decision is ultimately made to file for divorce, having a structured separation with an accompanying agreement filed with the court may make the divorce process easier in the event such a decision is made.
Please note that our office's familiarity with the treatment of such legal separation agreements by family law courts is something we put significant value upon. A poorly prepared separation agreement may make a future divorce a more complicated and unsettling process.
Call our office to set up an initial consultation so we can determine whether legal separation is the best avenue for you.