A legal separation is a legal framework often used by married couples who wish to remain married but separate themselves from the marital relationship. A legal separation allows a married couple to determine issues involving child custody, child support, visitation, property division, alimony and other marital issues without formally dissolving their marriage. A legal separation does not terminate the marriage, but rather allows the court to determine the rights and responsibilities of a husband and wife arising out of a marital relationship.
If you are considering filing a Petition for Legal Separation or you have been served with a Petitioner for Legal Separation, it is vital that you obtain sound legal advice regarding your options. At Richard DeWeese Attorney at Law, we can assist you in making these important decisions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced, knowledgeable attorneys, who can advise you as to what the best options are for your situation.