Alternatives to Divorce in Missouri
At the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich, many people inquire about getting a legal separation. Compared to a divorce, this legal action has some advantages and a number of disadvantages.
Before recommending a legal separation, we carefully analyze these issues and explain them to our client. If getting a legal separation is right for you, our firm can handle all aspects of your separation and related issues. Our goal will be to achieve a satisfactory resolution as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Contact the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich for a free initial consultation about a legal separation.
What You Need to Know About Legal Separation
The chief advantage of a legal separation is that it sets a date when you will no longer be responsible for your spouse's finances. This can protect your finances while your attorney negotiates or litigates a resolution of child custody, visitation and support matters. A resolution of all outstanding issues, such as property division, children and support, must still be achieved at some point however. Legal separation provides one additional benefit — it can be set aside at some point in the future, while a divorce is final.
A Realistic and Practical Solution
Legal separation is not for every couple. Your lawyer will explain the pros and cons of a separation as they relate to your particular situation. If you choose a legal separation rather than a divorce, we will then negotiate or litigate a separation agreement for you. Based on your direction, the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich will then develop a plan designed to achieve your goals in a timely and efficient manner.
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For a free initial consultation with one of our St. Louis legal separation attorneys, contact our firm.