Divorce / Legal Separation
Understanding Divorce and Legal Separation
Divorce: An Overview
Divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) is the legal process by which your marriage is terminated. Depending on your situation, the issues involved in a divorce may be as follows: division of assets and liabilities; spousal support; parenting plan; child support. To find more information on these issues, please see the FAQ or Blog.
What is Legal Separation?
Legal separation involves the same issues as a divorce. The only difference is that when you are only legally separated, you are still technically married.
Converting Legal Separation to Divorce
Due to this, you cannot marry another person unless or until you convert your legal separation to a divorce, which is a fairly simple process that can be done after 6 months from the date the legal separation was finalized and entered by the court.
Reasons to Choose Legal Separation
You may choose to legally separate instead of divorce for a variety of reasons: you want to leave open the option of reconciliation; your religious views do not allow for a divorce; or you want to keep your legally separated spouse on your health insurance (this is not allowed by most health insurance companies but might be for some, an inquiry is required).
Effective Strategies for Parenting and Legal Success in Divorce Proceedings
Explore our expert guide on navigating divorce with children. Learn key behaviors to avoid and embrace for the best court outcomes. Tailored advice from Tailored Family Law to protect your child's well-being and your legal interests.
How to Select the Ideal Family Law Attorney
Choosing a family law attorney can be a daunting task, especially during a time when emotions are running high. Family law matters can range from divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and adoption, among others.
Talking to Children About Divorce
Address divorce with your children in a way that’s individualized, empowering, and future-oriented. Discover a tailored approach that resonates with your family's unique story and paves the way for collaborative growth.
What is a Child Specialist's Role in Collaborative Divorce?
A child specialist is important in collaborative divorce, helping families with divorce and parenting complexities. In this blog, we'll look at how a child specialist helps in collaborative divorce and the benefits they provide.
Divorce with Children in the Traditional / Litigation Process Explained
Initiated a divorce? Understand the 90-day waiting period, the options for interim relief, and the paths to finalize orders in our latest post.