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Not All Marriages Are Meant To Last

Many people are confused by the term “Legal Separation” and as to how that applies to them. There is a difference between couples separating and obtaining a judgment of legal separation.

Whether you have decided to get divorced or obtain a legal separation, the process begins with you and your spouse separating from each other. Under California law, separation is defined as living separate and apart from your spouse with no intent to reunite.

What Is A Legal Separation?

Obtaining a legal separation does much the same as obtaining a dissolution of marriage, except the marriage is not dissolved. All community assets and debts are divided, spousal and child, if there are children, support is awarded, and other issues are determined and made part of the judgment just as if you were getting divorced. The reason for obtaining a legal separation over a dissolution of marriage varies. We can discuss whether a legal separation fits your needs.

Count On Knowledgeable Guidance From My Firm

Whatever the situation, the Law Offices of Bruce A. Moss will carefully analyze the situation presented in order to help you determine which may be best for your particular situation. Through the assistance of highly qualified family law lawyers, we will help you navigate this difficult time in your life. The Law Offices of Bruce A. Moss will strive to assist you in reaching a negotiated settlement in order to avoid the uncertainty of litigation. In the event a negotiated agreement cannot be reached on all issues, the Law Offices of Bruce A. Moss will represent you diligently and professionally throughout the process.