Expert Legal Separation Lawyer in Ukiah & Mendocino County
If you are seeking a legal separation in Mendocino County, our knowledgeable and competent attorneys at the Ukiah Law Offices of Jim Sansone provide legal counsel you can depend on.
In the state of California a legal separation is an alternative to dissolution of marriage. It is similar to a divorce in many aspects except that it leaves the marriage bonds intact wherein the parties are married “in name only” without the rights and responsibilities attached to marital status.
Much the same as any marriage termination proceeding, a judgment of legal separation determines support, child custody and visitation as well as community property rights under the same standards and judgment applied to dissolutions of marriage.
There are a number of reasons why people seek a legal separation, which can be obtained quickly as opposed to a divorce, including:
- There is uncertainty as to whether the parties want a divorce.
- There is a need for one spouse to remain on the employment-based health insurance coverage of the other spouse.
- California residency has not been established for a sufficient period of time (6 months) to move forward with a divorce under the laws of the state of California.
- Religious requirements or other personal reasons may be factors of consideration.
WE ADVOCATE FOR YOU
At the Law Offices of Jim Sansone in Ukiah, California, we handle matters that arise with regard to legal separation which include division of property, custody and visitation, spousal support, and child support. Our attorneys are skillful, compassionate and effective in aggressively protecting your rights. As your advocate, we seek amicable and swift solutions./
We’re happy to answer any questions you have to help you decide if you want to proceed with a legal separation or another option. We’ll help you get the results you’re looking for. Contact us or call the Law Offices of Jim Sansone in Ukiah, California, at 707-542-5611 for your free confidential consultation.