Unlike divorce, after which a couple is no longer married, spouses who are legally separated are still married but are living apart. An attorney can still create a legally-binding agreement to address the important legal aspects of the separation without actually dissolving the marriage.
The arrangements outlined in a separation agreement may include:
- Division of property
- Division of debt
- Child custody, visitation and support
Legal separation, while less common than divorce, may be the right answer for couples who want to be apart right now but are still trying to figure out their future.
However, some states do not recognize the concept of legal separation; in those instances, our lawyers can still assist couples by drafting a postnuptial agreement. This legally-binding document handles the same type of issues for couples who do not want to get divorced.
Separate or Divorce? Answering the Right Questions First
You already know it’s time to make a change, but how do you know which course of action is right for you?
We often ask our clients where they want to be in five years. Envisioning the future is a valuable action to take before proceeding with any legally-binding arrangement. It can help determine the best route for a person to achieve his or her desired outcome.
At Divorce Done Right, our team is dedicated to finding the right answer and tailoring a solution that best suits the individual client. Whether that solution is divorce, separation, or another arrangement to resolve conflict, our family law attorneys evaluate your unique situation and provide you with your legal options to move forward.
Contact Divorce Done Right to Discuss What’s Best for You
Let’s discuss how you and your spouse can most effectively work toward a solution. Call (866) 337-4448 or fill out our online form to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable member of the team as soon as possible.