As you take into consideration all of your options for ending your marriage or perhaps taking a break from it, you may want to consider legal separation. Our family law attorneys serve clients in Delaware County and Chester County who require help making this legal decision.
What Happens in Legal Separation?
A legal separation is a decision couples who are married can make when they are not living together any longer. It is a court order, which means it is legally binding. The arrangement allows for decisions to be made about certain assets, child custody, the family home, and debts. It may include spousal support and child support decisions as well.
In general, the difference between divorce and legal separation has to do with living arrangements. In a legal separation, the couple decides to live apart, but they maintain their marital status. In a divorce, the marital status is no longer present. It is important to consider which option may be best for you right now. A legal separation can become a divorce later if necessary. However, in all situations, there will be legal decisions to be made about:
- Living arrangements
- Child custody
- Child support
- Debt sharing
- Asset division or sharing
Because these are very challenging decisions, it is best to allow a legal team to help you. Each party should have their own legal team through this process.
How We Can Help You
When you hire our team to help you with your legal separation, you get one-on-one support and guidance. Our goal is to help ensure your interests are always met during the process. This ensures you have the best opportunity to secure the support you need.
If you are thinking about legal separation, schedule a consultation with our family lawyer in our Delaware County and Chester County, PA law offices. We are here to help you through this process.