Under California law, legal separation can be a valuable tool to change your marital or domestic partnership status without seeking a divorce. While divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, and annulment end or invalidate your status as a married person, a judgment of legal separation does not do so.
Legal separation is often utilized as a step toward permanently ending a relationship, as many people find it less emotionally difficult than divorce. It can also be used as a means of maintaining certain beneficial aspects of marriage or partnership while allowing parties to live separately.
Common reasons for seeking legal separation include:
The details of a legal separation can be different in every case, and a separation agreement delineates each respective party’s rights and obligations. At Cianci Law, PC, our separation attorneys are experienced in drafting separation agreements that enable our clients to pursue their specific short-term and long-term goals.
We can help you determine whether legal separation is in your best interests, and we can represent you in all matters involving child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, marital property division, and other important issues.
The legal separation lawyers at Cianci Law, PC concentrate the majority of our practice on divorce, dissolution, separation, and other important aspects of family law. Contact us online or call (916) 797-1575 today to schedule a reduced-fee legal consultation. You can count on our legal separation lawyers in Roseville to provide you with the effective advocacy you deserve. We represent clients throughout the Sacramento area.
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