When special circumstances prevent couples from seeking a divorce or dissolution, a legal separation could be the answer to their marital problems.
When married couples find their marriages are not working out, but their personal values, religious beliefs, or personal obligations prevent them from seeking a divorce or dissolution, a legal separation may allow them to move forward with their lives.
A legal separation is much like a divorce. With a legal separation, the court will equitably divide all marital property and debt; allocate parental rights and responsibilities if there are minor children; and possibly award child support and spousal support. However, couples technically remain married. While a legal separation is different from a divorce or dissolution in many ways, our legal separation attorneys can provide you with valuable insight into whether it makes sense for your current circumstances.
To determine if a legal separation is the best course of action open to you, contact Julia L. Leveridge.