Birmingham Legal Separation Attorneys
Protecting Your Current & Future Interests
When a marriage is falling apart, some couples choose legal separation, rather than filing for divorce. In these situations, the couple remains married, but lives apart. A legal separation agreement protects the interests of the spouses during the separation, until a decision is made regarding divorce. The Birmingham legal separation lawyers at Thomas Logan Davis, Attorneys at Law, LLC work with clients to create agreements that work for everyone involved, including the spouses and their children.
Are you considering a legal separation? Call (205) 512-3331 to get advice in a free consultation.
Advantages of Legal Separation
Couples that are legally separated remain married. Both parties often enjoy certain advantages that come with marriage and these may be retained during the legal separation period. For many couples, there are significant benefits to legal separation, rather than immediately filing for divorce.
Couples often choose legal separation to:
- Keep their health insurance benefits
- Enjoy benefits offered to military spouses
- Continue to file joint tax returns
- Remain married for religious reasons, while living apart
- Provide time to resolve differences before resorting to divorce
The court order contains information about the rights and responsibilities of each spouse during the separation period. This includes issues regarding child custody, support, visitation, alimony, and distribution of property and assets. The agreement may also spell out issues related to mortgage payments, loan payments, bank accounts, and the portion of maintenance costs each spouse will pay for a jointly owned home.
A Legal Separation Agreement Protects Your Interests
Legal separation agreements address the same issues as divorce agreements. During the separation, the agreement protects the interests of the spouses. Often, the separation agreement becomes the basis for the divorce settlement. For this reason, it is important to arrive at an agreement that will work for you in the long term. Our Birmingham legal separation attorneys can guide you through the process and protect your interests.
When you are ready to move forward with the legal separation process, call (205) 512-3331 to schedule an appointment with an attorney.