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Legal separation is different than a divorce. Under a legal separation, spouses are still married, while a divorce completely ends their marriage. Legal separation details the rights and duties of a couple who are living apart, but are still married. Although legal separations aren't very common anymore, they can be helpful for couples who wish to work through personal or financial issues that affect their marriage.
Courts decide the following for legal separations:
- Child Custody
- Child Visitation
- Property Division
- Separation Maintenance
Benefits of Legal Separation
Legal separations are useful for couples who might object to a divorce on religious or moral grounds. Other times, couples choose to legally separate so that one spouse can continue to receive social security benefits or healthcare coverage. Our attorney can inform you about other potential benefits of legally separating from your spouse.
Some benefits of legal separation include:
- Protects your rights in matters relating to alimony, child custody, and child support
- The ability to restrict access to joint checking, savings, and credit card accounts
- Protection from debt incurred by your spouse during the waiting period prior to the finalization of your divorce
- Spousal support payments can be deducted from your taxes if the obligation is part of your separation agreement
- You can include specific items regarding mortgage payments, home maintenance, and use
Speak with Our Law Firm Today
Although the law does not require representation when it comes to legal separations, hiring an experienced lawyer can help ensure that all of your rights and interests are protected. Our attorney, David L. Clarke, has nearly a decade of experience handling legal separation cases. We will file all the necessary paperwork and walk you through every aspects of your case. From mediation to child custody hearings, our law firm has you covered. Let us put our skills and resources to work for you.
Call (615) 796-6299, or contact our Murfreesboro legal separation lawyer to get started on your case evaluation.