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Is Legal Separation Right For You?

In California, couples facing marital problems have an option less drastic than divorce. Legal separation provides many of the same remedies as divorce with one crucial difference: It is not final. You remain legally married even though you may live in separate residences and lead separate lives.

At Macksoud Macksoud & Davis, LLP, we can provide you with experienced guidance and representation for any family law matter in California, including legal separation. With law offices in Torrance, we provide knowledgeable representation to clients throughout Southern California.

Advantages Of Legal Separation

Some reasons people choose legal separation over divorce include:

  • It gives a married couple a chance to evaluate their situation before taking the final step of divorce.
  • Religious values prohibit divorce.
  • A married couple wishes to divorce, but does not meet the California residency requirement.
  • The couple wishes to keep certain benefits of marriage, such as joint health insurance, intact.

The issues that are settled in a legal separation are largely the same issues that are decided in divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support and property division.

We can guide you through all aspects of the legal separation process. If you later choose to go through with a divorce, we can protect your rights in that process as well. With more than 40 years of combined experience in family law, we know how to make legal separation work for you.

Discuss Your Options With An Experienced Family Law Attorney

If you are considering legal separation and would like to know more about the pros and cons, our attorneys are here for you. Call our Torrance law offices today at 310-961-2989 or contact us online to arrange your initial consultation.