Marin County Legal Separation Attorney
What Is Legal Separation? Our Attorneys Explain.
When a marriage or domestic partnership is breaking down, Kaspar & Lugay, LLP is focused on helping our clients find the most appropriate solution. There are a number of situations in which our lawyers might advise a client to consider legal separation rather than filing for divorce . Some couples choose to legally separate due to religious reasons or in hopes of future reconciliation.
Legal separation may bring you and your spouse to a point where you can work out your differences. On the other hand, you may realize after a period of separation that your marriage is irretrievably broken and you are ready to file for divorce in California.
Legal separation deals with all the practical elements of divorce, such as:
- Division of marital property
- Possession of the family home
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
However, legal separation agreements do not cover the previously mentioned elements in the event of the death of one spouse. For that reason, our Marin family law attorneys may suggest that the legal separation later be redrafted as a petition for divorce. Our legal team can handle all of the details and required paperwork so that you can feel more at ease.
Legal Separation for New California Residents
California requires a person filing for divorce to have been a resident of the state for six months. If you have recently moved to the state you can often, however, immediately file for legal separation. Our readily available legal team can help you design a legal separation agreement that quickly and cost-effectively translates into a divorce agreement when you have met the residency requirement for filing for divorce.
Call Our Corte Madera, CA Legal Separation Attorneys
If you feel that legal separation is the best course action, we are here to help you in any way possible. We would be happy to further explain the legal separation process and what you can expect during an initial case evaluation. Our Marin-based firm will remain at your side until your legal separation is finalized in an effective and timely manner.
Wish to initiate the legal separation process?
Give us a call or contact us online at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation.
Many experienced Marin legal separation attorneys approach legal separations with a dissolution of marriage in mind. To generalize, once the assets are separated, child custody and spousal/child support is established, there is rarely a likelihood of spouses reuniting.
That said, not every legal separation does end in divorce, so if you’re considering which is the better ultimate option for you, our attorneys will consult with you on the best options for your unique situation.