PIERCE COUNTY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Have you and your spouse been experiencing difficulties or arguments and want a legal solution that is less final than divorce? Separation may be right for you and your husband or wife and offer you a chance to work out your problems. Although the process of legal separation is complex and may be stressful to think about, a Lakewood separation attorney from our firm can assist you. At the office of Kevin G. Byrd, we are highly experienced in the field of family law and can help you to get through the process.
WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH ADVICE AND GUIDANCE ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
CHOOSING BETWEEN LEGAL SEPARATION VS. DIVORCE
Couples often choose legal separation when they are not sure whether they want a divorce or for other reasons. Legal separation is one way you can put your marriage “on hold” while you and your spouse figure out the next steps.
There are many financial and legal advantages to choosing legal separation over divorce.
Legal separation may be ideal if:
- You and your spouse are not ready to end the marriage and time apart to think about the future
- Couples are members of a religion that looks down on divorce
- You want to maintain your health insuranc eligibility through your spouse
- You want to enjoy tax benefits from filing as a married couple
- You want to receive your spouse’s military or government benefits
Divorce may be a better option if:
- You are not concerned about the financial benefits offered by legal separation
- You want to remarry
In some cases, legal separation eventually ends in divorce. When this happens, discuss your options with an attorney on how to effectively move forward with your decision.
UNDERSTANDING ALL OF THE ASPECTS OF SEPARATION
You and your spouse do not have to stop living together (this is called an in-home separation), although it is very common in separation. However, there must be an intention from one or both sides to end the marriage at some point in the future.
Our Lakewood family law attorney can help you to work out all of the various matters involved in a legal separation and ensure that you understand your options. You will need to consider the well-being of your children and a financial plan to take care of your obligations.
Successful & Caring Lakewood Divorce Lawyer
At our firm, we have more than 30 years of experience practicing family law and have had great success with our clients’ cases. We are very familiar with the various living situations and circumstances involved in separations and can put our knowledge to use for you. If you are interested in discussing the details of your case, we can offer you a complimentary consultation.
Call us now at (253) 204-3887 to get started with an appointment.