Legal Separation Attorney in Columbus


A legal separation is a court order where the married couple remains married but lives separate and apart. While the court order does not legally end the marriage, it does allow the court to issue orders in regard to the marital property division, the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, spousal and child support. There are many different reasons why a couple may choose to legal separation rather than ending their marriage in dissolution or divorce. Some of these reasons for continuing the marriage but legally separating include assurance that life insurance, health insurance, and retirement benefits continue as intended.

The decision to separate is deeply personal but understanding the legal implications can help you make an informed decision. An attorney at the Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak in Columbus, OH can assist you in understanding the legal implications of legal separation and walk you through the process, step by step.


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What Does The Legal Separation Process Entail?

Once you have made the decision to move forward with a legal separation, you will have to file a complaint for legal separation with the proper court. Completion of a separation agreement is an essential step in the legal separation process and should done with the advice of an experienced attorney. A legal separation creates an enforceable court order setting forth the rights and responsibilities of each spouse on items such as:

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We have the experience to help counsel you with thoughtful guidance through the legal separation process. Speak with an attorney at The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak in Columbus, Ohio about legal separation and reconciliation today by calling 614-334-6851.
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When an agreement is reached, the couples present the written settlement in court together with a petition to dissolve the marriage. The court will hold a hearing within 30 to 90 days after filing, where both parties must appear in court and testify that “you voluntarily entered into the separation agreement; are satisfied with its terms; made full disclosure of assets and liabilities; and, are seeking dissolution of the marriage.” The court must then approve the agreement.
Remember, if either party decides to contest one or more issues during the process, it is legally right in Ohio to apply and convert the dissolution to a divorce complaint. Similarly, if you filed for a divorce and later settled all issues, you can also apply to convert the divorce to a dissolution.
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