A legal separation is the process by which all aspects of a marriage are dissolved, as in a typical divorce, except that you and your spouse retain the status of "married." While this may seem counterintuitive to people who no longer wish to be married, there are several common instances where this can be a desirable alternative to a traditional divorce. If you are interested in learning more about legal separation or seeing if legal separation is right for you, contact a Covina divorce lawyer from my firm today.
The most common reason for individuals to seek a legal separation is so that one spouse can remain on the other spouse's medical insurance. This can be particularly important if the first spouse has a serious, preexisting medical condition, and would likely be unable to find health coverage elsewhere. Furthermore, if the spouse is unable to afford insurance after the divorce, they may be able to stay on their former spouse's insurance through a legal separation.
Another common reason for people to seek a legal separation as opposed to a divorce is for religious purposes. A legal separation may allow two people to seek their lives apart, while still remaining married under their religious laws.
A legal separation is more difficult to obtain than a divorce. Because of this, as well as the lengthy process of property and asset division that goes along with any dissolution of marriage, it is essential that you contact my firm today. I have years of experience handling all manner of divorce cases including legal separations, and my firm is ready to take on your case and help you dissolve your marriage in a satisfactory way for you, the client.
Contact a Covina legal separation lawyer from my firm today if you are interested in learning about the process of a legal separation.