If you and your spouse are considering ending your marriage but don’t want to pursue a divorce at the moment, a legal separation might be the right option for you. Legal separation can be helpful for couples who would like to reconcile after some time apart or do not want to divorce for insurance, financial, or religious reasons. A San Jose legal separation attorney can help guide you through the process of legally separating, including resolving matters related to child custody, spousal support, and child support.
As opposed to filing for a divorce, married persons filing for separation would remain married following a legal separation. This process requires both spouses to agree on the separation, while a divorce requires just one spouse to lead to the dissolution. Just like a divorce, the court maintains authority to determine aspects of the separation including property division, spousal support, child custody, and visitation, among other matters.
There are no residency requirements or waiting periods to file for legal separation. This means that legally separating can happen very quickly. Foreman & Rugile provides clients with effective representation and guidance as they pursue this process.