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By Spodek Law Group | April 6, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:15 pm

Legal Separation: Choosing to Remain Married While Living Apart

Legal separation is an alternative option for married couples who wish to continue being legally bound while living separately. It’s a perfect solution for those who are uncertain about ending their marriage yet need some time and space away from each other. When filing for legal separation, the couple must enter into an agreement in writing that states how they intend to conduct themselves as separate individuals, including child custody arrangements or spousal support maintenance.

Legal Separation: Understanding Its Basics

Married couples residing in New York can initiate a legal separation by following the state’s laws on separation agreements. A legal separation comes with several benefits but does not allow either spouse to remarry without first getting a divorce. The decision to live apart will require spouses to document child custody arrangements, spousal support maintenance payments, and unique terms stated within their agreement.

Legal Separation: Advantages over Divorce

Legal separation offers various advantages that may prove beneficial depending on individual circumstances. One of these advantages is the possibility of deducting spousal maintenance when both parties arrive at a legally binding agreement through documentation. A court order is also necessary when seeking spousal maintenance for validation purposes.

Couples filing for legal separation can retain their medical insurance coverage under one policy because they would still appear as legally married partners. At the same time, divorced couples lose such privileges even if one party retains access to such coverages after divorce.

If no legal arrangement exists between them, separating without obtaining an official divorce decree can have significant potential consequences later on of which both parties should be aware. For instance, settling one company’s debts obtained solely by one partner received during the marriage could expose them both financially now that they’re separated but still legally married without any protection against adverse actions.

The Process of Legal Separation

While a couple initiating this process should work closely together before pursuing it further, collaboration must continue processes throughout the proceedings. Reaching an agreement about essential separation terms is necessary before getting a formal court order to approve their impending separation.

Assuming that both parties involved were initially New York residents and have both resided in the state for at least one year, either or both may apply for legal separation versus filing for divorce early on. The Order of Separation issued by the court must be followed strictly by separated couples, which provides each party with reasonable protection from any form of misconduct attributed to one partner through documentation.

Exercise Restraint

In circumstances where children are involved, restraint is particularly crucial to avoid tension between both parties during this transition. It’s suggested not speaking negatively about the other parent in front of them since it could cause lasting emotional turmoil.

Hire A Legal Expert

Legal separation can seem like a daunting task even though many advantages come with it. Couples planning to go through with legal separation should seek guidance from family law attorneys who specialize in handling such cases to help them obtain a structured and comprehensive written agreement that covers every aspect of life after they separate.

A seasoned family law attorney ensures that spouses’ interests are well protected and accounted for when creating a legal separation document tailored specifically for each couple’s unique needs. An expert attorney will review all details included in agreements and pinpoint errors while ensuring their compliance with laws governing such agreements within New York State.

Make A Positive Step Today!

When married couples decide to take different paths, finding the right method requires significant thought and preparation despite being an emotionally challenging time overall. Knowing your options can ease some stress and anxiety experienced during these challenging times. With legal assistance dedicated exclusively to this area of law guiding you throughout the process of creating a legal separation document, you’re sure to arrive at mutually beneficial terms before beginning anew!

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