Legal Separation

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Legal separation allows a married couple to effectively divorce without completely terminating their marriage. This is a tool that can be used for couples who have strong religious convictions about divorce. You may also want to legally separate instead of divorcing if staying married allows you to enjoy specific benefits, such as continued health insurance coverage and neither of one of you intends on remarrying any time soon.

Although legal separation is not a divorce, it can be just as complex as one. Before you get too far ahead, make sure you are taking the right steps by retaining our Columbia family lawyers at Columbia Family Law Group, LLC. We are highly educated in this area of law, compassionate about helping families, and our customer service is unmatched.

Considerations During a Legal Separation

During legal separation, you are not getting divorced but your assets and debts will still be divided. Custody and child support orders will also be made. Anything that you would have needed to consider for your divorce case will also need to be evaluated and decided in your legal separation. Since a legal separation can last a lifetime, you might be dealing with topics that affect your day-to-day life for the rest of your life. Jumping to a conclusion will not do. Approach the situation carefully and deliberately with our divorce lawyers in Columbia Family Law Group, LLC.

In your legal separation, we will want to talk to you about:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Relocation
  • Property division
  • Visitation
  • Spousal maintenance

Seeking the Best Solutions with a Compassionate Approach

We have spoken with countless clients who tell of other lawyers that did not seem to respect or care about their family law issue. We pride ourselves on taking the time to really get to know our clients, understand their goals for their legal separation cases, and act with efficiency and compassion during every interaction. Our clients often become friends with attorneys from Columbia Family Law Group, LLC, and we look forward to getting to know you and your family today.

Start your legal separation with confidence. Contact us today!