Los Angeles Legal Separations
How Do You Get Legally Separated In California?
When a marriage or domestic partnership is breaking down, I am focused on helping my clients find the most appropriate solution. At my Beverly Hills firm, Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, there are a number of situations in which I 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:
- Division of marital property
- Possession of the family home
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
However, legal separation agreements do not cover the previously mentioned elements in the event of the death of one spouse. For that reason, I may suggest that the legal separation later be redrafted as a petition for divorce. I am attorney Steven Stolar. With 35 years of experience, I 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. However, if you have recently moved to the state, you can often immediately file for legal separation. I am readily available to 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 A Beverly Hills Legal Separation Attorney
If you feel that legal separation is the best course of action, I am here to help you in any way possible. I would be happy to further explain the legal separation process and what you can expect during an initial case evaluation. My 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? Give my firm a call at your earliest convenience.