Legal separation is an alternative to divorce that allows spouses to remain legally married, but live independently of one another. Legal separation is similar to divorce in that the matter is brought to a family court where the crucial issues such as child custody, division of assets, division of debt, spousal support or other issues are arranged. These agreements can be negotiated prior to going to court, which is frequently an advantage. There are a variety of requirements that must be met for spouses to file for legal separation, and it is best to consult a knowledgeable Roseville divorce lawyer who can talk to you about your needs.
As with any divorce or similar alternative, legal separation carries with it a range of benefits and drawbacks. Those who engage in legal separation may continue to receive related tax, social security or military benefits as well as health insurance benefits that come from a spouses' health plan, while others may wish to take advantage of this process in order to remain legally married due to religious beliefs. One drawback of a legal separation is the fact that since both parties are legally married, neither spouse can remarry. This is an excellent option for those who wish to remain legally married for specific reasons as well as those who just aren't sure about going through with a divorce and need some more time to make a decision.
Herrig & Vogt, LLP has a broad range of experience in supporting clients who wish to pursue a legal separation throughout Rocklin, Citrus Heights, and Carmichael, We have built a solid reputation for success based on over 100 years of combined legal experience, and a friendly and capable support staff that assist us in addressing the needs of any client. Our firm can help to make the legal separation process as smooth and simple as possible.
Contact a Roseville divorce attorney if you are interested in resolving your marital conflict via legal separation, and would like professional guidance through the process.
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