Not every couple who decides to end their marriage has to get a divorce. Legal separation is another option you can exercise to dissolve your relationship. A knowledgeable divorce attorney can help you understand the difference and choose the option that best fits your needs and goals.
Understanding Your Divorce Options
Legal separation involves the same process, procedures and costs of a divorce; however, the couples cannot get remarried if they choose the legal separation option. They can negotiate and obtain orders regarding all the relevant issues that are normally involved in a divorce action, including:
Sometimes people who are not ready to divorce but want some protections in place find this option desirable. This can also help protect you from the other person’s debts while you are separated.
In other situations, people may opt for legal separation because of religious reasons, as a personal preference or even for insurance reasons. Once a legal separation is in place and parties do decide to divorce, the process to convert to divorce at a later date is relatively easy if all the terms remain the same. If the parties decide to get back together, our lawyers can easily petition to vacate the legal separation by submitting a motion to the court.
With over 50 years of combined experience, the Newtown attorneys at Bellenot & Boufford, LLC, help people with all of their family law needs. We serve clients in Fairfield County, New Haven County and the surrounding areas of Connecticut.
Free and Meaningful Phone Consultations With a Family Law Attorney
When you contact our law firm for a free initial phone consultation, you will discuss your case with an experienced attorney right away. We will give you the meaningful information you need to decide how you want to proceed with your case. We want to give you peace of mind from the very start.
Family Law Articles of Interest
- HOW TO PREPARE FOR DIVORCE (Part 2)
- HOW TO PREPARE FOR DIVORCE (Part 1)
- 5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN DURING A DIVORCE
- CAN I GET AN ANNULMENT?
- Think You Can’t Afford An Attorney?
- What is Limited Scope Representation?
- Can My Spouse and I use one Divorce Attorney?
- Divorce versus Legal Separation
- Understanding the Divorce Process
- Plaintiff or Defendant: Does it matter in a divorce action?
- Fast Track Divorces
- The Spots Are Still There
- Reaching a Settlement
- What a Production!
- Why Do Judges Do That?
- Is mediation the right choice for your divorce in Connecticut?