Los Angeles Legal Separation Lawyer
Guidance Throughout Family Law Matters
Legal separation is an alternative to getting a
divorce, or the first step toward one. The grounds for getting a legally valid
separation in Los Angeles are the same as for a divorce: irreconcilable
differences or incurable insanity. This is a solid option to consider
when you want to end your marriage, whether there are religious or other
objections to a divorce, or you are waiting to fulfill the residency requirement
for a California divorce.
Want to learn more?
Contact Castellanos & Associates, APLC today to schedule your
free consultation. Our lead
attorney Edwin J. Castellanos has exclusively handled
family law cases for more than 17 years, and we can deliver the affordable, standout
service that you deserve.
Want an alternative to divorce?
When people choose a divorce or marital dissolution, they want to end the
marriage and have their status restored as a single person. When you go
through a legal separation, however,
this does not terminate your marriage. While you or a court will have to sort through financial responsibilities
and custody issues, your marriage and legal status as spouses will not change.
When you and your spouse agree to a legal separation, you have the ability
to determine all issues in the same manner as you would during a marital
dissolution proceeding. What that essentially means is you can have the
court make orders regarding
child custody, and
support just as you would during a traditional divorce.
Waiting to get a divorce?
In California, there is a 6-month residency requirement before you can
file for a divorce, plus a 6-month waiting period. You might be able to
shorten this period by first filing for a legal separation, which has
no residency requirement. After you have resided in California long enough,
you could then change your separation petition to one for divorce. By
that time, you can have already sorted through all property and custody
details, simplifying the process from there on out.
Call a Los Angeles Legal Separation Lawyer
From temporary separation orders to a legal separation that fully preserves
your rights and wishes,
our firm can provide the compassionate, honest service you need. Here, you can
find a seasoned legal team that delivers reasonably priced family law
services. This includes knowledgeable service from Edwin Castellanos, a
Spanish-speaking attorney who could discuss options with you for free.
free case evaluation with our Los Angeles family law firm!