Glendale Family Law Attorney: Legal Separation
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, contact the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan in Glendale, California. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Call 818.334.2932 to contact our Glendale office today.
Legal Separation vs. Divorce
California courts have the same power to divide assets and debts in a legal separation as they do in a divorce, 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 reasons include preservation of medical insurance benefits, religious issues and uncertainty about a final termination of a marital relationship.
Regardless of your personal preference for a legal separation, 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, uncontested or contested divorce, child custody dispute, paternity proceeding or other family law matter, we are pleased to offer our assistance.
To speak with a lawyer about a marital separation or other family law matter, contact the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan.