Legal Separation Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA
At Zitser Family Law Group, we understand that a traditional divorce is not always the answer, and our goal is to help you choose the path that is right for you. A legal separation is sometimes easier on the parties involved, and it may be the best option if there is a personal conviction, or for religious purposes. You will still be required to address many of the same matters that a divorcing couple would, which makes the process easier if you do decide to choose divorce in the future. No matter your choice, you must ensure your rights are protected with the guidance of an experienced legal separation attorney. Attorney Zitser and her experienced legal team have proudly represented clients in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.
The Legal Separation Process
Legal separations are popular amongst people who no longer want to be married to their spouse, but still want the legal benefits of marriage, whether for tax purposes, healthcare, or religious reasons. For a legal separation, our office pursues a court order that details the rights and responsibilities of both parties during the period of separation. The process is similar to a divorce, but the marriage is not terminated in the eyes of the law. Possible issues that need to be resolved may include:
- Control and division of assets and debts
- Treatment of the family home
- Management and operation of the family business
- Child support
- Spousal support
Just like a divorce, a couple who wishes to legally separate can resolve outstanding matters in many different ways. Many people choose to remain out of court and decide on outstanding matters through methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation. If there was a prenuptial agreement in place prior to the marriage, the process of handling any of these outstanding decisions can be quite simple. Regardless, you must ensure you have strong legal representation on your side. Zitser Family Law Group is here to help.
Contact Zitser Family Law Group
If you are considering legal separation or divorce, you need a legal team that will fight to protect your future. Regardless of whether you have already made your decision, the Zitser Family Law Group is ready to serve. Even if you ultimately decide to file for divorce, having a structured separation with an accompanying agreement filed with the court may make the divorce process easier in the event such a decision is made. Our office’s familiarity with the treatment of such legal separation agreements by family law courts is something we value. A poorly prepared separation agreement may make a future divorce a more complicated and unsettling process. Contact our office today to set up an initial consultation so we can determine whether legal separation is the best avenue for you.