Legal Separation Attorney in Salt Lake City
Some people want to live separately from their spouse but do not want to get a divorce. In these circumstances, a legal separation may be appropriate. A decree of legal separation is similar to a divorce, except you and your spouse will remain legally married.
At Stavros Law, P.C., in Salt Lake City, we offer a free consultation to explain the difference between legal separation and divorce. Please call our Salt Lake City law office at 801-428-0719 today to schedule a consultation.
When Can I Obtain a Legal Separation in Utah?
In Utah, a legal separation is available only in the following circumstances:
- If one spouse deserts the other
- If one spouse fails to provide for the other
In a decree of legal separation, you and your spouse will need to resolve all of the same issues that you would in a divorce, including marital property division, alimony, child custody and visitation, and child support. If you later decide to divorce, the process will be easier because you have already resolved these issues.
Why Do People Choose Legal Separation Instead of Divorce?
There are several reasons why people choose legal separation instead of divorce. Some choose to remain married for religious reasons. If you obtain a legal separation, you are still married legally and in the eyes of the church. Others choose legal separation because they want to separate their lives and their finances from their spouse, but they are not ready to get a divorce.
Our lawyers can advise you whether a legal separation is an appropriate way to reach your goals.
Contact a Legal Separation Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Our family law attorneys are easy to talk to and will listen carefully to you. To schedule a free consultation concerning legal separation, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
Written by the Office of Stavros Law, P.C.