Options for Your Separation

Los Angeles Legal Separations

How Do You Get Legally Separated in California? Our Attorneys Explain.

When a marriage or domestic partnership is breaking down, Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation is focused on helping our clients find the most appropriate solution. There are a number of situations in which our lawyers might advise a client to consider legal separation rather than filing for divorce. Some couples choose to legally separate due to religious reasons or in hopes of future reconciliation. Legal separation may bring you and your spouse to a point where you can work out your differences. On the other hand, you may realize after a period of separation that your marriage is irretrievably broken and you are ready to file for divorce in California.

Legal separation deals with all the practical elements of divorce, such as:

However, legal separation agreements do not cover the previously mentioned elements in the event of the death of one spouse. For that reason, our Beverly Hills family law attorneys may suggest that the legal separation later be redrafted as a petition for divorce. Our legal team can handle all of the details and required paperwork so that you can feel more at ease.

Legal Separation for New California Residents

California requires a person filing for divorce to have been a resident of the state for six months. If you have recently moved to the state you can often, however, immediately file for legal separation. Our readily available legal team can help you design a legal separation agreement that quickly and cost-effectively translates into a divorce agreement when you have met the residency requirement for filing for divorce.

Call Our Beverly Hills Legal Separation Attorneys

If you feel that legal separation is the best course action, we are here to help you in any way possible. We would be happy to further explain the legal separation process and what you can expect during an initial case evaluation. Our Beverly Hills-based firm will remain at your side until your legal separation is finalized in an effective and timely manner.

Wish to initiate the legal separation process?
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    “This Law firm is truly the best team I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are worth every penny that you pay them and more. I hadn't seen my daughter in almost 2 years and they went to war for me. I mean it was crazy how hard they worked to get me my parental rights. Their team is so strong that my baby's mother's law firm had to send 3 lawyers just to battle one of Steven's well-trained lawyers. He fought off 3 soulless devils and finally won custody /visitation for me. Robert Curtis is a warrior in the courtroom and totally destroyed the evil lawyers that were trying their best to burn down my life. Anthony is an incredible lawyer too. He is just amazing support. Their assistant Jenny is the greatest thing next to being your mother because of the way that she sincerely cares about you during the process. I truly used to despise lawyers until I met Steven Stolar and his associates. They are like the Super Friends of Law Firms!!!!! Steven Stolar for Mayor!!!!!!!!!”

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  • I hadn't seen my daughter in almost 2 years and they went to war for me.

    “This Law firm is truly the best team I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are worth every penny that you pay them and more. I hadn't seen my daughter in almost 2 years and they went to war for me. I mean it was crazy how hard they worked to get me my parental rights. Their team is so strong that my baby's mother's law firm had to send 3 lawyers just to battle one of Steven's well-trained lawyers. He fought off 3 soulless devils and finally won custody /visitation for me. Robert Curtis is a warrior in the courtroom and totally destroyed the evil lawyers that were trying their best to burn down my life. Anthony is an incredible lawyer too. He is just amazing support. Their assistant Jenny is the greatest thing next to being your mother, because of the way that she sincerely cares about you during process. I truly used to despise lawyers until I met Steven Stolar and his associates.They are like the Super Friends of Law Firms!!!!!.....Steven Stolar for Mayor!!!!!!!!!”

    Xavior P.

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    “Thank you. I appreciate everything about you. You held my hand through some dark days. You kept encouraging me to keep the faith regarding my kids, and now I see only bright days ahead.”

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    Former Client

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