Legal Separation

Divorce is not always the best answer and a legal separation may offer you the benefits you need.

The process for obtaining a legal separation is the same as for divorce. The end result is also very much like divorce. If there are minor children, the court will issue orders governing legal decision-making authority, parenting time, and child support. Assets and debts are also divided. Though legal separation is tantamount to divorce, there are pros and cons to weigh.  There are reasons couples pursue legal separation over divorce. Some want to salvage their marriage so they live apart while getting counseling to address their problems. For others, divorce is prohibited by their religious beliefs. Some may want to continue health insurance for a spouse who has a debilitating illness. Whatever the issue, legal separation is an option that may fit your circumstance better than divorce.  Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options.