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Providing Legal Separation Agreement Negotiation & Litigation Services in Los Angeles

In some cases, a legal separation may suit the parties’ religious, practical, or emotional needs better than a divorce. In California, a legal separation does not end a couple’s marital status; however, a legal separation allows a couple who wants to live separate and apart decide on financial, parenting, and other issues.

Our Los Angeles legal separation team assists with:

Ready to discuss your California legal separation? Call (310) 929-6411 for a free consultation with our Los Angeles separation attorneys!

Choosing Legal Separation Over Divorce in Los Angeles

Reasons couples opt for legal separation include:

  • To allow the couple more time to decide if they wish to end their marriage. If a couple decides to reconcile after a divorce, they will likely have spent unnecessarily on court and attorney fees;
  • To preserve tax, insurance, military, and/or other benefits;
  • To provide independent lives to couples who are religiously opposed to divorce;
  • To decide on financial, parenting, and other issues before the couple meets the six-month California and county residency requirement.

California is one of many states that offer couples the option to file for a legal separation instead of a divorce when they no longer wish to continue their legal union. A legal separation is sometimes preferred for practical, religious, or moral reasons.

Understanding the Benefits of Legal Separation

Legal separation can be a beneficial option for couples who are not ready for divorce but need to live separately and make decisions about finances, property, and child custody. Our experienced Los Angeles separation attorneys can guide you through the process and help you understand the advantages of legal separation, including:

  • Protection of individual assets and debts
  • Health insurance and other benefits retention
  • Time for reflection and potential reconciliation
  • Continued eligibility for certain tax benefits
  • Ability to maintain joint financial responsibilities

Whether you are considering legal separation or divorce, our skilled lawyers are here to provide personalized guidance and representation to protect your best interests.

Free Consultation with Our Skilled Los Angeles Separation Lawyers

At Lavinsky Law, our Los Angles divorce attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in handling matters of legal separation. Our team of legal professionals has successfully helped countless clients over the 16 years and we can help you, too. We can effectively guide you through the complex legal system while protecting your rights and fighting for your interests. Known for our personalized method of care, we can provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

Lavinsky Law is located in Los Angeles, California and serves clients all throughout Los Angeles County.

For personalized legal separation advice in Los Angeles, reach out to our team at (310) 929-6411 and book your no-cost consultation.

California Legal Separation FAQ

What is the difference between legal separation and divorce?

A legal separation does not end a couple's marital status, but allows them to live separately and decide on financial, parenting, and other issues. A divorce, on the other hand, ends the marriage entirely.

How long does it take to obtain a legal separation in Los Angeles, CA?

The timeline for obtaining a legal separation in Los Angeles, CA can vary based on individual circumstances. It is advisable to consult with a legal professional to understand the specific timeline for your case.

Can a legal separation be converted into a divorce in the future?

Yes, a legal separation can be converted into a divorce if both parties agree to it. It is important to consult with a legal professional to understand the process and requirements for converting a legal separation into a divorce.

What are the key issues that need to be addressed in a legal separation agreement?

Key issues that need to be addressed in a legal separation agreement may include child support arrangements, spousal support determination, division of marital assets and debts, restraining orders for domestic violence, and child custody and visitation plans.

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