Seek Comprehensive Protection During Legal Separation
When married couples experience tension in their marriage, they sometimes opt for a trial separation period. During this time they remain legally married and experiment with the idea of living apart to test the waters before they proceed with a divorce. However, this can leave them vulnerable to many risks. For example, they are still legally bound to their spouse’s finances and debts.
What Is Legal Separation?
With a court order, you may become legally separated. Your marriage will still be intact legally, but you physically separate from your spouse and your obligations to each other are defined by the Court. With a court order, a couple may become legally separated.
Typically, legal separation is resolved by an agreement which covers similar issues as divorce settlement agreements such as child support, child custody and parenting time. You may also determine property and spousal maintenance for the future. Legal separation can be beneficial but only under rare circumstances. An experienced attorney can advise you if a legal separation or a divorce is more beneficial to you.
We Can Help You Plan For A Beneficial Separation
If you live in Naperville or the surrounding areas and have questions about legal separation or divorce, contact Fay, Farrow & Associates P.C. We understand how challenging familial transitions can be and we can use our thorough knowledge of family law to answer any questions you might have.
Our initial consultations are completely free, so you have nothing to lose. Call us today at 630-230-1468 to schedule an appointment.