Legal Separation Maryland
If you know you're headed toward divorce, both you and your spouse can do something to protect yourselves. Whether you intend to file an uncontested divorce or you are pretty sure there are major issues that won't be resolved without a trial in front of a judge, legal separation might be the first step.
Even if you're not sure you're headed for divorce yet you find yourself living away from your spouse, you can do something to protect your interests while both of you consider your options. For a free consultation, contact us at 443-701-4525 or toll free at 866-635-0623.
What Is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?
Think of legal separation as an agreement (or court order) that governs family law matters like property division, child custody and spousal support, while you are still married. Legal separation is not divorce — even though it may feel like it — because you remain married to your spouse. Legal separation, however, does set the stage for divorce by protecting your rights on major issues.
Contact Us for Help With Property Agreements
For many of our clients, one of the most important issues in legal separation is the property agreement. This is a completely rational, practical concern. We can help you answer your questions: Who gets the house? Who helps pay the mortgage? How will I support my children? Call us today for a free consultation at 443-701-4525, toll free at 866-635-0623, or send us an e-mail.