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Legal Separation

Legal Separation Attorney

San Jose Family Law

Filing for legal separation is an attractive option for couples who wish to lead separate lives physically and financially while retaining their married status for religious, insurance, or other reasons. Is legal separation right for you? Please contact a lawyer experienced in California separation laws, at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, today for a consultation.

A legal separation is prepared in the same manner as a petition for marriage dissolution (divorce) and addresses all the typical divorce issues, including:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Evaluation and division of property

The only difference is that, rather than file a petition for dissolution, we will file for legal separation.

In California, there is no waiting period or residency requirement to file for legal separation. However, to file for divorce, you must be a resident of California for six months and a resident of your county for three months. Couples who do not meet the residency or jurisdictional requirements for divorce can file for legal separation and then have the petition modified into a divorce action.

To discuss whether legal separation is appropriate for you and your family, please contact an experienced California legal separation lawyer at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, today.

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