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Legal Separation Lawyer in Reno

Dissolving a Marriage without Ending It

A legal separation is not a divorce, but aside from one important detail, it serves the same purpose. Just like a divorce, a legal separation will divide assets between spouses and each party will begin living independently. Under the letter of the law, however, you will still be married and cannot marry someone else. Ending a legal separation is much easier than getting remarried, which is why many people choose to try a legal separation before going through with a divorce.

Our experienced Reno separation attorneys can serve as your advocate during the proceedings. Call (775) 476-5642 to get started.

Protecting Your Assets

Like a divorce, you will need to divide up assets, determine child custody, and decide a number of other important matters. If couples do decide to get divorced, they will often continue the same terms they established during separation. It is important to retain ownership of the property you feel belongs to you during the separation.

Legal separation issues may involve:

  • Alimony payments (spousal support)
  • Child custody and support
  • Division of debt
  • Division of assets
  • Division of business assets
  • Who will manage the estate

Since you are still technically married in a separation, these decisions will only last for as long as the separation unless you both decide to divorce and maintain the agreement.

Benefits of a Legal Separation

As mentioned above, a legal separation is a useful trial run for a divorce. Since your partner is still considered your husband/wife under the letter of the law, they will still be entitled to insurance benefits from your plan. Many older couples choose to separate rather than divorce for this reason.

A legal separation can also let you get a feel for what being divorced might feel like. This is a major life-changing event, and a very stressful one. Divorce can be a healthy choice for many couples, but it is not one to be entered to lightly. Learning more about what a divorce involves and how you might fare on your own can give you the confidence you need to make a final decision, one way or the other.

The Law Offices of Kelli Anne Viloria, PLLC Is Here to Help

When you hire one of our Reno legal separation attorneys, we will be your advocate and ally through all the proceedings. If you do decide to go through with a divorce, our familiarity with your situation will usually allow us to move forward more quickly and address new issues you became aware of during the separation. Call (775) 476-5642 or contact us online to tell us more about your situation.

We serve clients in Sparks, Carson City, Incline Village, North Valleys, Sun Valley, Fallon, Fernley, Washoe County, Carson City County, Douglas County and across northern Nevada.

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