Los Angeles Legal Separation Attorney Located in Pasadena, California
A legal separation is an identical proceeding to a divorce proceeding, except that at the end of the case, you remain married to the other spouse. The same issues found in a divorce are decided in a legal separation proceeding. Why, you might ask, would someone seek a legal separation as opposed to a divorce? Most commonly individuals seek a legal separation on religious grounds, to maintain a spouse’s health insurance coverage or simply to be able to file a case in California without having to meet California’s divorce residency requirements.
Legally separated spouses cannot remarry. However certain benefits of marriage may be retained because the parties technically remain married in the eyes of the law.
At the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina, we will handle your legal separation matter with diligence and care. We will ensure that jurisdiction over your legal separation is proper, prepare and file the requisite paperwork, obtain a comprehensive picture of your marital estate, and work to either litigate or settle community property division, child support, child custody, and support issues as appropriate to your case. We make sure you understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with a legal separation so you can make decisions that are best for you and your family.
As a seasoned attorney who has been practicing law since 1998, Randy W. Medina has many years of experience in California family law, allowing him to represent his clients effectively and professionally.
Call the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina today to schedule a free case evaluation with a dedicated professional.