What Is Legal Separation?

California offers you the option of a legal separation if you and your spouse want to live apart, but do not want to go through a divorce process at this time.

At the Law Office of Linda D. States in Sacramento, I handle both legal separation and divorce. Call 916-426-9119 to arrange an attorney consultation.

What Issues Are Involved in Legal Separation?

In California, the issues and process for legal separation are exactly the same as a divorce. The only difference is that you will still be married at the end.

The issues involved in legal separation include:

Can I Keep My Spouse on My Medical Benefits if We Separate?

As a rule, health insurers will not allow you to cover your spouse under your group medical plan if you are legally separated. There are many misunderstandings about legal separation, and it is important to discuss your situation and your goals with an experienced lawyer.

Most people who choose legal separation do so for religious reasons or because they are not yet ready for divorce.

For More Information About Legal Separation

To discuss legal separation with a skilled and experienced attorney, call me at 916-426-9119, or fill out my online contact form.