Legal Separation and Divorce

The decision to get married is probably one of the most important decisions that one will make within his or her lifetime. The commitment made between two strangers to be together until “death do you part” is an extremely serious promise to make, which is why when the relationship finds itself on the rocks, divorce might not be the best answer. For those who are unsure, there is the option of legal separation.

Legal separation is a possible step toward divorce; however, it does not completely undo the marriage. In order to be considered legally separated, each couple must successfully petition for and have the court recognize that the couple is no longer living together. Simply moving apart from each other will not give you legally separated status.

Not every couple that legally separates ends up getting a divorce. In fact, many couples reconcile their differences and solve whatever problems that might have been ruining the relationship in the first place. Sometimes, a little time apart is all that it takes to let people know how they really feel about each other.

On the other hand, divorce truly is necessary for the overall health of the family in some cases. Though it is an unfortunate event, families that don’t get along are probably better off finding new relationships that properly fit their needs.

Contact a San Diego Family Law Attorney

The divorce process is stressful. The emotional burden of change is at times very overwhelming. Seeking the help of an experienced family law attorney can do wonders for the family and for your emotional health. If you are thinking about divorce, contact the San Diego divorce lawyer of the Fischer and Van Thiel law firm by calling 760.722.7646.

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