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Legal Separation Versus Divorce

Many people do not understand the difference between legal separation and divorce. In general, legal separation is the same as a divorce, except:

  • Spouses still remain on each other’s health insurance plan
  • Spouses are not free to marry another

Other Stipulations

To obtain a decree of legal separation, there must also be a resolution of all issues with the help of the court.

A couple can also agree on their own terms. As with a divorce order, a separation agreement can include resolutions of the following issues:

  • Property and debt division
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation

Considering A Separation?

If you are debating between a marital separation or a divorce, or simply are not sure, experienced family law attorney Brent Warkentine at Warkentine Law Office can help explore your options.

With over 20 years of experience, he has helped those in Broomfield and nearby Colorado communities with a wide range of situations.

If you decide that legal separation is the right choice for you, Brent will help you through the process from start to finish.

Protect Your Interests With An Experienced Lawyer

When you are facing a legal separation, it can be hard to know what to expect or how it will impact your future. We know these issues are confusing. Let us help you.

Call 720-443-5849 or contact us online.