Legal Separation Versus Divorce

In California, married couples that wish to separate but who do not wish to divorce may file a motion for legal separation. A legal separation is similar to a divorce in many ways. Issues that may be decided in a legal separation include property division, child custody, parenting time, child support and even spousal support.

If you are thinking about a legal separation and need to speak with an attorney in the Southern California area, reach out to the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan in Glendale.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Call 818-334-2932 to contact our Glendale office today.

Keeping Medical Insurance Benefits In Place

California courts have the same power to divide assets and debts in a legal separation as they do during the divorce process. So you may ask: What is the purpose of a legal separation?

Although couples have countless reasons to seek a legal separation, the most common reason is preservation of medical insurance benefits. Religious issues and uncertainty about a final termination of a marital relationship are others that may support separation over divorce.

What Is Right For You?

Our firm can offer the experienced legal support you need. We handle all issues that may arise in a legal separation. If you decide later that you want to file for divorce, we can initiate divorce proceedings on your behalf.

Our goal in each case is to provide the service that best meets our client's unique and personal needs. We offer a full service family law practice to meet the needs of a diverse client base. If you need quality legal representation for a legal separation and related child custody disputes or other family law matters, we are available to help.

To speak with a lawyer about marital separation, send us a message to schedule a consult.