Legal Separation

Legal Separation

Divorce is never easy, but if you understand the requirements and the options available to you, then you can choose the best option that works for you – and having an experienced attorney definitely helps!

A “Legal Separation” is one of the options that are available for couples who are not ready to terminate their marriage but want to be considered separate for legal and tax liability purposes. Simply put, a legal separation is a court order that mandates the rights and duties of a couple while they are still legally married, but living apart.

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

So why would one choose to be legally separated and not divorced? This is a good question. Some legitimate reasons might include:

  • You and your spouse may oppose divorce for religious reasons
  • One spouse may be eligible for his or her spouse’s government benefits (i.e. Social Security) or health care and insurance benefits.
  • Potential Tax Benefits
  • You and your spouse think that there still may be a chance to reconcile after spending some time away from each other.

The divorce process can be long and difficult—especially without the right legal representation. As emotions run high, even simple decisions can seem impossible and divorcing couples often find it difficult to reach amicable agreements regarding the distribution of their assets and the custody and care of their children. During this tumultuous time, an experienced San Diego divorce attorney is essential to protecting your rights, your assets, and your family.

Shana Black – On Your Side

Shana Black has the experience handling legal separations and can help you understand the pros and cons of a divorce vs. legal separation. As such, she works meticulously to protect your rights and your family’s future.  Call 1-619-557-0122 or email to learn more about all of your San Diego legal separation options.

Shana Black is absolutely amazing. She has helped me so much with getting custody of my daughter and my divorce. She is very understanding and knows, very much, what she is doing. I know that it is very hard for a father to get custody of their child but if you need help doing that or need help with your divorce, she is definitely the person to talk to. She helped me get custody of my daughter and keep all my possessions from my divorce. She truly is a saint and I would definitely recommend and refer her to anyone that is going through a family court case. Shana Black truly is a saint. ~ Keith S.

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