Legal separation and divorce are both similar actions to take. In both outcomes, you and your partner can freely live separate lives. Only with a legal separation, the two parties will remain married in a legal sense, and with divorce, the marriage will be completely dissolved.
Legal separation can make sense for a number of people and situations. For example, a couple may choose to remain legally married in order to benefit from certain tax benefits that would not otherwise be available. Or it may be the case that being legally separated is a way for a spouse to remain on the family health plan. And for those that do not want to betray their religious beliefs regarding marriage, legal separation can be an agreeable alternative to divorce.
Every family situation is different. Which is why it is beneficial for you to have options when it comes to marital legal action. Our empathetic and skilled lawyers will listen carefully to your unique situation. We will clearly explain your options to you and guide you towards the best resolution for you and your family.