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What Is a Legal Separation?

If you are not ready or not sure about dissolving your marriage, legally separating from your spouse is an option you can consider. Separation within a marriage is defined as a physical separation. Typically, spouses live in different residences once they decide to separate. During a separation you can make arrangements with your spouse regarding shared custody of the children, spousal support, and property rights, and the Court can enter final orders in regard to all aspects of your divorce. However, a decree of legal separation does NOT divorce the parties.

Some people want to file for divorce right away once they decide the marriage is no longer working. Other people need more time to figure out if divorce is the right choice. In those situations, filing for a separation may be the best option. Reasons why people choose to separate and delay dissolving the marriage in its totality include:

  • Uncertainty about ending the marriage
  • Worried about how a divorce will affect the family
  • Not wanting to live together or share finances, assets and debt liabilities going forward
  • Not comfortable with getting a divorce due to religious beliefs

Hiring a Colorado Divorce Attorney

The lawyer you select can affect the rest of your life. Colorado Legal Group’s team of Denver divorce lawyers and family law attorneys are highly skilled in developing a strategy that will get you through your case in the best way possible; with the best outcomes, lowest cost, and least amount of emotional stress. Let us guide you through a divorce without the drama, without costing you a fortune, and without ruining your family.

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