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Are You Seeking a Legal Separation?

When problems arise between you and your spouse, you have a number of options to address them. Short of filing for divorce, some couples opt for a trial separation. Legal separations operate much like divorces with the exception that at the end you are still legally married. Typically, when couples decide to separate they will have voluntarily come to an agreement on terms including assets and property, support, and custody. This agreement lays the path for divorce, if and when necessary.

Though often more amicable, separation is still legally binding and should only be executed with the help of a Staten Island divorce lawyer. At The Law Office of Keith M. Casella, P.C., I am dedicated to providing you with the thorough legal services you require when undertaking a legal separation.

Advising You on Your Legal Rights

Whether you are intending to divorce or are hoping to reconcile your issues, a Staten Island family law attorney like me can help. I am here to explain the advantages of obtaining a legal separation, can answer all of your questions, and ensure you are aware of your rights. I have more than 16 years of experience in the field of divorce and family law, so I can assist you to prepare the documents involved with your separation agreement.

A few of the common advantages of a legal separation include:

  • Your ability to remain on your spouse’s medical insurance
  • The ability to file taxes jointly
  • The time apart to figure out your issues
  • Setting the terms that may help streamline a divorce later

Can I get a Divorce After I have Been Legally Separated?

If both parties cannot reconcile after one year of separation and one wants a divorce, it may be filed on the grounds of ”living separate and apart for one or more years pursuant to an agreement of separation.” This means that you or your spouse can convert your separation into a divorce on a more streamlined process and upon the terms you have already laid out in your separation agreement.

If you are considering a separation, you should consider meeting with a Staten Island family law attorney from my firm. I are readily available to answer your call and provide you with advice.

Schedule a free consultation by calling me today at (718) 557-9137.

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