Daniele Johnson & Associates

Legal Separation Attorney

separatemaintenance_photoA legal separation, or separate maintenance, is a legal process by which a married couple may hire a legal separation attorney to formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married. When a couple goes through the formal process of a legal separation, the court will issue an enforceable order that will remain in effect for the duration of the separation. After separation, the parties may enter into a separation agreement, a contract designed to settle any property, debt, alimony, child custody, visitation, insurance, tax, and child support issues that may lie between them. If the parties cannot reach an agreement on these matter, the court will make ruling and issue an enforceable order. During the separation period, the parties can either work towards reconciliation or prepare for divorce.

There are several reasons why one would consider a legal separation attorney to file a separate maintenance action as oppose to a complaint for divorce, such as, the couple wants to attempt reconciliation; either one or both of the parties are not financially or emotionally ready to file for divorce; the marriage involves domestic violence and it is simply not safe for the victim to leave; or the client has not resided in the state of Georgia for the statutorily required time.

Whatever the reason, Daniele Johnson will make sure all of your interests are well protected. Contact Daniele Johnson & Associates and she will help you make the decision of whether you should file the complaint for divorce or a legal separation agreement.

Daniele C. Johnson Esq.

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