Legal Separations in Pasadena & Beverly Hills
Legal Separation Compared to Divorce
Couples choose legal separation for a variety of reasons. Many find it
impossible to continue a happy marriage but refuse to
divorce one another because of religious prohibitions. Legal separation allows
them to cease the accumulation of community property and to resolve questions of
property division without actually executing a divorce. Another common situation which calls
for a legal separation is when the marital partners are intent on salvaging
their relationship, but need to live apart for a period of time to avoid
continual domestic disturbances.
California law requires a 60-day waiting period before a divorce can be
finalized. It is common for a couple to file for a legal separation simultaneously
with their divorce filing, in order to bring about the conditions of divorce
as early as possible. Separation also provides an interim solution to
those who want a divorce but have not lived in the state for the minimum
term of 6 months. If you are considering divorce or legal separation,
an experienced divorce lawyer can educate you about your options and help
you with whatever route you choose.
Call The Graves Law Firm for Personalized Help
The legal team at The Graves Law Firm can assist you with every aspect
of a legal separation. Whether or not you and your former spouse need
mediation on topics such as
spousal support/alimony and
visitation rights, you will benefit from consulting with an attorney from the firm.
There are many questions which will need to be addressed in your separation,
and when you come to the firm, you will receive guidance through the entire
process as well as representation to see that your rights are protected.
Contact a family lawyer for assistance with a legal separation as an alternative to divorce.