If you and your spouse have started to run into marital issues, you may be wondering if divorce or separation may be the answer. Legal separation is often most appropriate for couples who wish to work towards an eventual resolution or are not ready for the step of divorce. At Gordon D. Cruse, APLC, we often encourage our clients to pursue separation rather than filing for divorce right away.
A legal separation may be the step that you and your spouse need to work out your issues. Our San Diego legal separation attorney has more than 36+ years of experience handling matters of family law and helping couples determine if they are ready to file for divorce.
Going through a legal separation requires discussing the same elements as in divorce, including:
In California, a legal separation is similar to a divorce, but it allows a couple to live separately and divide their assets and debts without ending their marriage. The process for filing for a legal separation is much like the process for filing for divorce.
Many couples are often unsure of whether they should choose divorce or legal separation. Making this decision requires careful consideration of many personal and financial issues. For some couples, legal separation may be something they do to "take a break" from each other while others go through legal separation in preparation of an actual divorce. Talk to an experienced attorney to help you decide the right avenue for your family.
Reasons to choose legal separation
Reasons to choose divorce:
You can rely on our experienced and compassionate San Diego legal separation attorney and legal team to assist you through the steps of a legal separation, including preparing the paperwork. Our team is prepared to handle virtually any issue which can arise during a separation,
If you have decided legal separation is right for you or you would like to discuss your options with an attorney from our team, turn to us for a consultation. We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss what you can expect from the process and learn about your goals. You can rely on our San Diego legal separation to be there for you and offer you the support you need to get through the legal separation.