Legal Separation vs. Divorce

Legal separation has a different name than a divorce, but nearly all of the same difficult issues must be tackled and addressed, including division of property and debt. If there are children of the marriage, then child custody and support must be agreed by the parties or decided by the family court.

Some choose a legal separation over a divorce for religious or other reasons, or if one spouse has health issues and there is a need to stay on the other spouse's health or medical insurance benefits. Similar to a divorce, making the decision to legally separate from your spouse usually comes after years of trying to make things work.

Key Law Group is experienced with the sensitive process of legal separation. Our legal professionals serve as attorneys and counselors at law to help guide you through legally separating from your husband or wife.