Legal Separation Attorney
Family Lawyer Serving the Bronx
If you are having marital problems but are not sure you are ready for a
divorce, you may consider a legal separation. To discuss your situation
and find out if this is your best option, we advise that you
contact us to set up a consultation with our lawyer. Attorney Michael King can review
your situation and advise you on what is involved in a legal separation
and what your options may be so that you can make an informed decision
about how to proceed.
Our firm is dedicated to helping you find the right legal solutions to
your issues and following through with appropriate legal plan of action. Because we focus exclusively on the field of divorce and family law, we
are thoroughly familiar with all of the legal aspects involved in these matters.
What are the benefits of legal separation?
If you are considering legal separation, it is important to speak with
a knowledgeable attorney before filing. There can be legal repercussions
in the future if you improperly file, so you must be sure you understand
the complexities of the law and all of your options. We recommend you
free case evaluation with our attorney.
After speaking with our lawyer, if you decide separation is the best option
for your family, you may be able to enjoy some of the following benefits:
- Separation allows you and your spouse to get distance from each other and
- Separation allows you to retain your medical and certain other benefits
- Separation allows military spouses who were married for at least 10 years
to pursue benefits under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act
- Separation allows you to take advantage of certain social security benefits
if you remain married for at least 10 years
- Separation allows you to convert your separation agreement into a divorce
agreement, with the help of an experienced attorney, in the event you
decide a divorce is best
Legal Separations in New York - What to Expect
A legal separation is an alternative to a divorce. During a legal separation,
you and your spouse will live separately and adhere to a binding agreement
drawn up by your attorney. The separation agreement is signed by both
you and your spouse. In it, all of the pertinent issues which must be
resolved are delineated, such as child custody, child support, living
arrangements, spousal support, and other details. Our Bronx legal separation
attorney can help you prepare legal separation documents to ensure that
they are precisely drafted and legally binding.
Another method for attaining a legal separation is through
Judgment of Separation, which is a legal action for separation which usually precedes a divorce.
After the Judgment has been filed for a period of one year, either spouse
may initiate a no-fault divorce.
To get a clear idea of whether a legal separation is right for your situation,
you should discuss your case
with our attorney at your earliest opportunity. Contact us
through email or simply call (347) 244-6631 today!