Legal Separation Attorney in Rancho Cucamonga
Giving You An Alternative to Divorce
There may come a time when you and your spouse are considering divorce but are not sure if you are ready to dissolve your marital relationship. There may be legal or religious reasons why divorce is not a viable option at this time. In cases such as these, you may want to consider discussing a legal separation instead. A legal separation will allow you some of the benefits of divorce without the finalization. As your skilled Rancho Cucamonga family lawyer, I can assist you in understanding this alternative set-up and advocate for you.
Schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 to discuss your options regarding legal separation.
Advantages of a Legal Separation in California
Obtaining a legal separation between you and your spouse allows you to have a trial period of time apart, which can qualify for the six-month waiting period that is mandatory in order to be granted a divorce. It also allows you time to seriously consider if divorce is the answer to your marital problems.
Legal separation also allows for other benefits, which include:
- Stipulations that restrict spending credit card, savings, and checking accounts
- Rights regarding child custody, child support, and alimony are protected
- Possible deduction of spousal support payments from taxes
- Keep marital benefits, such as health insurance
- Protection from spousal debt incurred during separation
- Assets and debts are separated and assigned by the court
Gary Austin Can Take Care of Your Legal Separation
Petitioning for a legal separation in Rancho Cucamonga may be the reasonable option for you and your spouse in order to decide if divorce is really necessary. In order to navigate the legal separation process, you need an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to protect your rights and assets. I have 18 years of experience helping couples with their legal separations.
Give the Law Office of Gary S. Austin a call today at (951) 363-2525 to discover how I can assist you during this difficult time.