A legal separation is a legal process by which a married couple may formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married. A legal separation is granted in the form of a court order.

In cases where children are involved, a court order of legal separation often makes temporary arrangements for the care, custody, and financial support of the children (“for the time being”). Thus, part of the court order determines child custody. Some couples obtain a legal separation as an alternative to a divorce, based on moral or religious objections to divorce.

Legal separation does not automatically lead to divorce. The couple might reconcile, in which case they do not have to do anything in order to continue their marriage. If the two do not reconcile, and they wish to proceed with a divorce, they can file a motion to convert their legal separation into a dissolution.

A legal separation similar to a dissolution can be very emotionally draining and difficult on all parties even when they are in agreement. That is why Premier Paralegal Firm will try and make the process as painless and easy as possible.

We are here to help you sort out the legal maze and get your documents prepared for filing with the clerk.

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  • Legal separation with children
  • Legal separation without children
  • Separation Agreement