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California family law offers you choices: Separation or divorce?

Perhaps it has been apparent to you and your spouse for some time that the marriage is not working out as either of you hoped. You both agree that you need to go your own ways, but you may not be sure what that means, at least in the immediate future. Fortunately, California family law gives you the option of either divorce or separation.

You may wonder why the state would allow a legal separation. After all, if your marriage is over, then should you not simply divorce? The reason California allows it is because some family situations are not that simple. A separation may provide a better way to deal with a couple's issues, at least in the short term.

Perhaps you or your spouse suffers from a serious illness or disability and you need health insurance. Remaining legally married, but separated could keep your benefits in fact. Perhaps your religious beliefs frown upon divorce, and for now, a separation will satisfy both of you. As long as neither of you wants to remarry, this arrangement could work for you.

A legal separation can address many of the issues a divorce does. The two of you can reach an agreement regarding health insurance, property division and spousal support. If you have children, you can also include child custody and support. If you do decide to divorce in the future, you have already taken care of these crucial issues.

Legal separation is an aspect of California's family law of which you may not have been aware. If you wish to explore this option, it may help you to gain more information about it. Understanding how this option benefits you and protects your rights could reveal it as a viable option. Discussing the matter with an attorney could provide you the information you need before moving forward.

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