A traditional divorce is not always the answer. It is our goal to make sure that the road that you choose to go down during the course of your representation is the best for you. Unlike a traditional divorce, a legal separation does not terminate the marriage. Our office pursues a court order that details the rights and responsibilities of both parties during the period of separation. Possible issues may include:
- Control and division of assets
- Treatment of the family home
- Management and operation of the family business
- Child support
- Spousal support
Though the process is similar to a divorce, it is important to remember that the marriage is not terminated. This decision may be made because it is easy on the parties involved, involves a personal conviction, or for religious purposes. It is important to consult with our office about this option as it may be the best solution for your situation.
Ultimately, the decision may be made to file for divorce. Having a structured separation with an accompanying agreement filed with the court may make the ease of divorce greater in the event such a decision is made. Our office's familiarity with the treatment of such 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 setup an initial consultation so we can determine whether legal separation is the best avenue for you.