Are you considering a legal separation in Phoenix?
With a divorce comes finality and full dissolution of a marriage. The reality is that some married couples who are considering separation might not want that finality. Fortunately, there is an option that can allow a married couple to go their separate ways while remaining legally married. At Skupin Law Group, PLLC, we understand the complexity of marriages and are dedicated to advocating for the unique needs of all our clients. We want to help you understand your legal options for separation to reach a resolution that is best for you and your family.
Our Phoenix divorce lawyer, Michael Skupin, has been compassionately representing clients in divorce cases for more than 16 years. He works personally with his clients to get to know their individual cases so that he can fight for their best interests. He has the combination of aggressiveness and sensitivity that is necessary to help you navigate the legal process of separations.
Is legal separation right for you?
A legal separation is essentially similar in process to a divorce, but without the legal definitiveness. All procedures are the same in a legal separation case; however, ultimately, you are still considered married for all legal purposes. While it can be complicated, this option is beneficial for a number of personal and financial reasons.
Reasons a couple might choose legal separation include:
- Religious beliefs
- Healthcare insurance
- Access to certain social security benefits
- Access to military pension advantages
- Debt issues
- Tax status
- Other personal/emotional reasons
If your relationship with your spouse has reached irreconcilable differences, but you do not wish to divorce, legal separation may be an option for you. A divorce lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona can help you understand the laws of legal separation and how to navigate them.
In a legal separation, couples must still decide on the following:
As these factors can be decided as temporary resolutions or with the intent of permanency, the process may be more emotional and complicated as a divorce. For this reason, it is essential to have a competent and compassionate attorney from Skupin Law Group, PLLC in your corner. We will advocate on behalf of your best interests for both the immediate and distant future.
Let Us Help You Find Your Best Option
At Skupin Law Group, PLLC, we will discuss your unique case with you to determine if legal separation is best for you. We understand that you are going through a complicated and uncertain time in your marriage and want to provide you with the legal tools you need to find a resolution. Furthermore, we can work with you to form payment plans so that our quality legal representation is affordable.