Separation Lawyers

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Most Common Family Law Issues:

Separation vs. Divorce

Legally separation and divorce mean two different things. Couples who "separate" remain married pending any further action, while those who "divorce" are officially no longer married. How the couple's assets and debts are divided during a period of separation varies by state and the type of separation that occurs.

Types of Marital Separations

There are four types of marital separations a couple can obtain:

What Do Typical Separation Agreements Contain?

Typical separation agreements between spouses can include the following terms:

Separation Facts

Do I Need an Attorney to Obtain a Separation?

Depending on what state you reside in, separations often require a court hearing and thus, consultation with an attorney. It may be wise to speak with a lawyer prior to seeking a separation, in order to establish all rights and responsibilities concerning the children and each spouse's debts and assets. Meeting with the proper lawyer will help you understand your rights as well as preserve any possible remedies you may have.

Vea esta página en español: Separaciones (Matrimoniales) o visita Abogados-Leyes.com para más información legal.

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Last Modified: 07-24-2013 11:07 AM PDT

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