Legal Separation In California

Depending on personal circumstances, many couples will choose to pursue a legal separation rather than a divorce. No matter your situation, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced California family law attorney.

As a skilled legal separation attorney, Jennifer M. Sullivan can advise and represent clients as they prepare separation documents and ensure their legal rights are protected. Serving clients in Roseville, California, the Law Office of Jennifer M. Sullivan brings nearly 25 years of legal experience and knowledge to every case divorce and family law case the firm handles.

Reasons For Legal Separation

It is not uncommon for a couple to grow apart after years of marriage. Based on numerous factors, couples might elect to separate rather than divorce. These factors can include:

  • Religion
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement accounts
  • Social Security
  • Other personal reasons

Moving On With Your Life

As a no-fault divorce state, California courts may grant a divorce when irreconcilable differences have pulled the couple apart. The marriage has simply broken down, and the court will grant a divorce to allow the parties to move on with their lives.

Once your divorce petition is filed, you will have to wait at least six months and one day for it to be finalized. By keeping this waiting period in mind, divorcing couples are encouraged to act quickly rather than procrastinate. If you truly believe that your marriage has dissolved past the point of saving, you may want to consider filing your petition.

Contact The Firm

To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced and compassionate lawyer, contact or call the Law Office of Jennifer M. Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan is available to meet with clients Monday through Thursday. Visa and MasterCard are accepted as payment.