California Legal Separation
As you know marriage is the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship. The bad news is that in the US approximately 50% of all marriages end. That is why it is always a good idea to prepare yourself for anything. With that in mind, you should know, that under California law, marriage or domestic partnership can end through a legal separation, annulment, and divorce.
The difference between legal separation and divorce is that while in divorce marriage ends, in legal separation it freezes. That means that the couples live apart and are not responsible for their spouse’s debts. The latter is a good opportunity for couples who need a few months apart. It gives them time to decide whether they need a divorce or not. Due to the uncertain nature of this document, couples have the opportunity to unite after their separation period. Or they can still continue to file for divorce. Unlike the divorce, legal separation has no waiting period. And the judgment can be processed almost as soon as you file the document. In addition, this is cheaper than divorce. The latter may cost thousands of dollars per person.
Legal separation attorney
Are you considering legal separation? Then you may need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Entering into legal separation is not an easy matter. Moreover, involves a lot of disruption to your daily schedule. Our attorneys at Margarian Law are well experienced and can assist you in drafting a separation document. This will ensure the protection of your interests and your rights. We will do our best to help you make the best decision for your case.
In addition, we are ready to provide answers to your initial questions concerning California Family Law for Free.
You may file your request online, by telephone or by mail. 818-553-1000