Rhode Island Legal Separation Lawyers
Separation & Legal Separation in Rhode Island
It is not unusual for couples considering divorce to first seek out a legal separation. In many cases, couples will choose to live separately while sorting out their options and working with an attorney to draft a formal agreement that outlines their separation. If you are considering a legal separation, we encourage you to contact our firm for a consultation.
At Moyer Law, PC, we understand that divorce and legal separation often bring about significant changes and challenges. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the legal process and find solutions that are in their best interests. We are committed to keeping our clients up to date on their case status and ensuring they are well-informed throughout the process.
Legal Separation vs. Divorce
While a legal separation and divorce are both legal proceedings that will lead to the dissolution of a marriage, they are different in many ways. A legal separation does not legally terminate a marriage, but it does legally separate the couple and allows the parties to live separate and apart from one another.
A divorce, on the other hand, legally dissolves the marriage. It terminates the legal ties between the couple and allows them to move on with their lives.
Often, couples will file for a legal separation first before moving on to file for divorce. In many cases, a legal separation will allow the couple to gain more insight into whether divorce is the best option for them and what the process would look like.
In addition, filing for legal separation can give the couple time to work on negotiating an agreement that will outline their separation. This is where a legal separation and divorce differ the most. A divorce is an adversarial process in which a judge will decide the future of the marriage while a legal separation is done through the court but without the presence of attorneys and the intense adversarial process that comes with divorce.
While divorce and legal separation are both options for separating from your spouse, they are not mutually exclusive. Couples can file for divorce while still being legally separated and vice versa.
Working with Our Warwick Separation Lawyers
We understand that the process of a legal separation can be emotionally and financially draining. At Moyer Law, PC, we are committed to helping our clients get through the process with as little stress as possible. When you work with our legal team, you can be confident that we will handle all of your needs from start to finish. We are committed to providing you with the personalized legal services you need and deserve.
Our firm handles all types of family law cases, including legal separation. We are dedicated to keeping our clients up to date on their case status and ensuring they are well-informed throughout the process. We are committed to helping our clients find solutions that are in their best interests. We understand that divorce and legal separation often bring about significant changes and challenges. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the legal process and find solutions that are in their best interests.
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