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.
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:
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.