According to family law, legal separation occurs when spouses sign an agreement declaring their intent to separate despite being still married in the eyes of the law.
This video takes a closer look at legal separations and divorces. The separation agreement created by the married couple is designed to outline how they will handle the temporary division of property and debts, child support and child visitation, and temporary child or spousal support. California is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that they require a period of legal separation before a petition for divorce can be filed. Watch this clip to learn more.
Whether you are planning on filing for legal separation or divorce, you’ll want to seek legal representation with a qualified family lawyer. Let the San Jose divorce attorneys with Moreno Family Law help you navigate your way through the process by calling (408) 266-9011.