Legal Separation

LEGAL SEPARATION

 

The prospect of divorce invariably creates a wide range of emotions. Losing what once seemed to be a source of unconditional support is never easy. It is compounded by the frustration of the seemingly hostile legal proceedings that you are left with in its place.

California is a no-fault divorce state. As such, either party may file for legal separation for no other reason than irreconcilable differences. But despite hurt feelings or anger toward the other party, it is most often in the best interests of both spouses to work out an agreement and avoid litigation.

Legal separation has many benefits and advantages, including providing parameters for co-parenting, child support, and spousal support while maintaining the status of being married. Legal separation also leaves the door open for reconciling or resuming the marriage. Legal separation, which is a contractually defined and court-honored agreement between a couple that has chosen to live apart but opted to remain legally married, is also often pursued when the parties want to stay married for religious reasons, when they want the advantage of documentation of spousal support payments (for income tax reasons), when they want to maintain various insurance coverages, or when they do not want to wait for the state’s statutory period for termination of marital status.

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Perhaps the most important reason to retain or consult with a divorce attorney or family law attorney is to have some peace of mind during what can be a very stressful and emotional time in a person’s life. A divorce, separation, or custody dispute can be difficult enough, without having to deal with the requirements of court procedure, filing the right forms and declarations, and researching legal issues. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help you navigate the court system and protect your rights and the best interests of your children. Kazimi Law Firm strives to help clients reach resolutions they are happy with while avoiding stressful and drawn out legal fights. However, we are always ready to do what is necessary to insure the right outcome for your case. Please contact us to discuss your family law matter and to set up a free consultation.