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Legal Separation – An Alternative To Divorce

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 experienced divorce and family law attorney can handle all aspects of your separation and related issues. Our goal is to achieve a satisfactory resolution for you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

What You Need To Know About Legal Separation

The chief advantage of a legal separation in Missouri 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. At the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich, we 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, we will then develop a plan designed to achieve your goals in a timely and efficient manner.

For a free initial consultation with our experienced legal separation attorney, contact us online or call 866-942-1169. We offer free initial consultations and proudly serve clients throughout Clayton and the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area.

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