The experienced family law attorneys at Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C. can help you if you need a legal separation in Northwest Indiana.
A legal separation is similar to a divorce. In a legal separation, the court has a right to determine issues of child custody, visitation, support, and spousal maintenance (alimony). The court may not divide property unless the parties agree. However, even in the absence of an agreement between the parties, the court can grant the temporary use of property, including the family home or vehicles.
For some married couples, a legal separation is preferred to a divorce. Couples may seek a legal separation as opposed to a divorce because of religious reasons or financial reasons. In some cases, husbands and wives want a legal separation but do not want a divorce because a divorce may have a negative impact on medical insurance, dental insurance, government benefits, taxes, or other benefits.
It is important that you have experienced legal representation to protect your rights. To speak with a lawyer at our law firm about a legal separation, uncontested divorce or other divorce or family law matter, contact us today.