Rock Hill Legal Separation Attorney
Separate Lives but Not Financial Responsibility
Whether you are planning to get divorced or are already separated, you may want to enter into a legal separation agreement. A legal separation agreement details the rights and responsibilities of each spouse during the separation, including financial matters. A legal separation agreement can also detail how the couple will handle issues such as child custody and support during the separation.
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What Is a Legal Separation?
A legal separation is a court order that allows a married couple to live separate and apart while still being legally married. A legal separation agreement can address issues such as:
- spousal support (alimony) if one spouse would need financial support to live while separated
- how the couple's property will be divided if they decide to get divorced
- how the couple's debts will be divided if they decide to get divorced
A legal separation is not a divorce and does not end a couple's marriage. However, a couple that is legally separated is not required to live in the same household.
Do I Need a Separation Agreement?
If you and your spouse are separating or divorcing, you may want to consider a separation agreement. A separation agreement can help you and your spouse agree on the following issues:
- how you will divide your property
- how you will divide your debts
- how you will pay for the expenses of the children
- how you will handle child custody and visitation
- how you will pay for the expenses during the separation
- how you will communicate with each other
- how you will handle other issues that you and your spouse agree on
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys
Our South Carolina family law attorneys at Gillen & Pickelsimer can help you and your spouse create a separation agreement. We can help you determine what issues need to be addressed in the separation agreement and how to address those issues.
We can help you draft the separation agreement or file for divorce if necessary. We can also represent you in court if you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of the separation agreement.
Contact our Rock Hill family law firm to speak with an experienced legal separation attorney.
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