Legal Separation

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Clayton County Legal Separation Lawyers Helping You Transition Toward a Fresh Start

At Lunn Law LLC, our team of lawyers has extensive experience in legal separation matters. We know how difficult it is to make such a major choice and simultaneously keep track of legal proceedings and paperwork. Because of our attorneys’ extensive background in family law, you can rest assured that the case will be resolved fairly for all parties.

We’ll carefully walk you through each step, explaining everything thoroughly so you’ll feel confident in your choices. We’ll go over everything that’s been filed and what each side is asking for. We can outline what you’re entitled to under Georgia law regarding alimony, child custody, and property division.

No matter your circumstances, our legal separation attorneys are here to help. During this difficult time, we will do everything in our power to ensure your rights are protected and that you have access to the resources and support you need. We know what we’re doing regarding family law and are confident we can help everyone involved through this trying time. If you need assistance making the change to a better future, contact us at 770-933-3825 right away.

How is a Legal Separation Different from a Divorce?

Many are unaware of the differences between legal separation and divorce when dissolving a marriage. Both processes involve the dissolution of the marital relationship. However, there are significant key differences that must be taken into consideration.
Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage according to the laws set forth by the state. This involves filling out numerous legal forms regarding areas such as the division of assets, alimony, and child custody. The court will review these documents to develop a settlement agreement or order. Once this document is signed by both spouses and approved by the court, a divorce decree is issued and has immediate effect. Divorce terminates all spouse’s rights regarding one another, including those related to finances and parenting roles.
Legal separation differs from divorce in that it does not end a marriage legally but allows parties to live separately while still being married. This process typically requires couples to make certain arrangements as they would if they were getting divorced, such as alimony payments, division of assets, and visitation schedules for any children involved in the marriage. However, unlike divorce, when two parties are legally separated, they remain married under the law and have access to some benefits, such as health care coverage from their spouse’s policy. Coverage that might not be allowed under a divorce settlement agreement or order. One benefit of legal separation is that it can open up other options for reconciliation down the road without having to go through the entire divorce process again if both parties choose to.
At Lunn Law LLC, we understand how difficult this decision can be for our clients, so we strive to provide them with quality legal advice so they can make an informed decision about what’s best for their future, together or apart. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to help guide you through every step of this process efficiently and effectively, providing reliable counsel throughout every aspect.

What are the Benefits of a Legal Separation?

Legal separation offers many benefits. It allows spouses to remain married while still maintaining financial and legal independence. This can be especially beneficial if one spouse has a pre-existing health condition that would otherwise disqualify them from receiving coverage under their partner’s health insurance policy. Additionally, legally separated couples can continue to file taxes jointly, resulting in tax savings compared to filing separate returns.
Another benefit of legal separation is that it allows both parties to have time apart while maintaining certain rights and responsibilities as a married couple. This can be extremely helpful in providing space and time for both parties to work out their differences. If child support, visitation, and custody have been established, the court may uphold the current custody arrangements after a divorce is finalized. Our experienced legal staff understands the complexities of legal separations and is committed to providing clients with the highest quality service.

What Disputes Can Arise During the Legal Separation Process?

Legal separation is a court process that allows couples who are not ready to divorce but no longer wish to live together to separate their finances and determine the rights and responsibilities of each party. While some couples may be able to agree on the terms of their legal separation without intervention from an attorney, disputes can arise which require additional legal guidance.
Disputes can arise over issues such as:

    • Child Custody Arrangements
    • Child Support
    • Spousal Support
    • Marital Property
    • Visitation Rights
    • Asset Division
    • Debt Division
    • Tax Matters
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Retirement Benefits
    • Medical Care Decisions

We know that disputes can arise during the legal separation process, and our attorneys have experience helping clients navigate these complicated issues. Our team of lawyers will work to achieve fair treatment for our clients.

How Can a Legal Separation Lawyer in Georgia Help Me?

When considering a legal separation, seeking legal advice from a qualified lawyer is critical. A professional can guide you through the complexities of your case and advise you on how to protect yourself best emotionally and financially. Legal separation lawyers have the necessary experience to understand all aspects of family law and confirm a client’s expectations of final agreements. Fairness to all parties involved is our goal.
Whether through mediation or court proceedings, our attorneys will work hard to level the ground with a spouse’s council and respect our clients’ rights. Couples can have peace of mind knowing they have an experienced advocate who understands what is at stake and will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome. Call 770-933-3825 for a consultation with one of our Georgia legal separation attorneys!

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