For many reasons, some couples wish to end their marriage but don’t want to actually go through with getting a divorce. These individuals may opt for legal separation, which allows them to part ways while maintaining some of the benefits of marriage. Some choose legal separation over divorce to stay in line with religious beliefs or simply because they want to retain tax benefits and keep healthcare benefits. For some, legal separation allows couples to take time for themselves and determine whether reconciliation may be in their future or if they should take the extra step later down the road and become officially divorced. Regardless of the reasons, if you are interested in knowing more about legal separation or would like to execute one, it is important to have strong legal guidance from an experienced attorney who can assist you in becoming legally separated. The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is ready to take on your case and serve as a compassionate resource when you are considering a legal separation. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.
When an individual wants to become legally separated from their spouse, they have a few options. One way is for one spouse to sue the other for a legal separation. In order to do so, one will file a Complaint for Legal Separation in the local court. However, this option is rarely chosen because it is just as time-consuming and costly as getting a divorce. When couples choose a Complaint for Legal Separation, many just move forward with a divorce. Another option for a couple to become legally separated is to execute a Separation Agreement.
A Separation Agreement is a binding legal document that both parties will agree upon, sign, and have notarized, addressing issues related to the marriage. This agreement will address many matters that would also have to be addressed in a divorce, including child custody, child support, division of assets, financial matters, and more. The parties can work amongst themselves, with a mediator, or with attorneys to create a Separation Agreement that is suitable for everyone. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can ensure that the agreement is fair and all issues have been addressed. If the couple does opt for divorce in the future, it is quite easy to do so because all of the complexities have already been decided upon in the separation agreement.
The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC has years of experience guiding clients through the options of legal separation. If you are considering a legal separation in Rockland County, it is essential to retain the services of an attorney who can protect your rights. If you have chosen to work with a mediator to create a Separation Agreement, it is important to have legal support from an attorney who can make sure the agreement is fair. Contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC.
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