Legal Separation Attorney

Sometimes, parties may have a marriage that is in serious trouble, but, for a number of reasons, they do not want to be divorced. In those situations, a legal separation may be the answer. The parties may decide to be legally separated for a fixed time or for an unlimited period of time. A judgment of separation may deal with all or only some of the issues that the parties or the court would resolve in a divorce judgment. It is important to carefully and thoughtfully determine what issues should be part of a separation judgment. For example, if the parties divide only part of their property in a legal separation, there must be a clear roadmap for how to deal with the remainder of the property in the event of a divorce. For the first two years after entry of a separation judgment, either party can seek to convert the legal separation into a divorce.

Peter has helped many families who choose to legally separate. In the best of circumstances, those families have the opportunity to resolve their issues and reunite.

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