Sometimes, as much as a couple tries to work on their marriage, it just isn’t meant to be and they might be happier apart. While many people simply choose to head straight for divorce, others opt for a legal separation. There are many reasons that a couple may decide to become legally separated instead of getting divorced. Some of the reasons that people in New York choose legal separation over divorce include the following:
- Their religious beliefs do not line up with the practice of divorce
- They would prefer to continue filing taxes jointly
- They are trying to become a foster parent
- They wish to keep the same financial assistance and medical insurance
When legal separation is on the table, there are two ways to go about executing the agreement. First, one spouse can sue the other for a legal separation in court. More often than not, however, couples that go through a legal separation choose to draft a Separation Agreement and then file it with the county clerk.
Some of the factors that are included in a separation agreement include the following:
- Diving marital property
- Spousal maintenance
- Child custody
- Child support
If you have questions about legal separation in New York State, contact our firm today.
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. understands that divorce and family law matters can be very complicated and emotional. They require strong legal representation from a compassionate attorney. Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation.