Legal Separation

Many couples in California considering divorce are not prepared to sever all ties. For some, divorce is not appropriate for religious reasons, while others wish to retain health insurance for a spouse who is disabled or seriously ill.

A formal legal separation will allow you and your spouse to lead separate lives without actually getting divorced. If you are legally separated, you are not free to remarry.

If you believe that legal separation may be right for you and your family, call the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles in Riverside, California at (951) 643-3829. Attorney Richard K. Isles has over 26 years of experience in the family law courts, and is dedicated to providing compassionate, yet aggressive counsel to protect your interests.

Contact our Legal Separation law office to schedule an initial consultation at no charge with attorney Isles. He will meet with you personally to explain how a legal separation would impact you and your family.

How A Legal Separation Works

If you and your spouse agree to separate, each of you needs to retain an experienced family and divorce attorney to represent your interests in court. As in divorce, the following issues need to be addressed:

  • Child custody and visitation - deciding where the children will live and with whom, and how often the noncustodial parent may visit
  • Child support and spousal maintenance - monthly support obligations ordered by the court
  • Medical benefits, including medical, dental and life insurance
  • Asset and debt division - granting you a fair share of property you owned together, assets of a family business or vehicles

What You Need to Bring

When we meet with you at the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles, it could be helpful if you brought:

  • Pay stub
  • Income tax returns for the last 3 years
  • Bank statements, including checking and savings
  • 401K and IRA retirement accounts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Property information, including addresses, fair market value and loan balances

Many times this information may not be readily available for you to bring. No need to worry. It can be obtained at a later time or through the discovery process.

Call (951) 643-3829 Today

Filing for a legal separation can be as stressful as filing for divorce, as it involves disrupting your family life, and making new plans. If you are considering legal separation, contact our law offices for experienced counsel. We serve San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California, and are here to help you.