Legal Separation Attorney in Nassau County
Why Get A Legal Separation?
Due to marital discord and alienation, many couples want to begin living separate lives but are not sure if divorce is the best route. If you are not ready to pursue divorce, for whatever reason, legal separation may be the proper route for you. Some couples believe that legal separation prior to divorce will make the process easier and less expensive.
For others, the reason for legal separation is because of religious convictions or medical insurance reasons. Regardless of the reason for pursuing separation, you will likely face substantial difficulties along the way. For that reason, having a knowledgeable legal guide can be crucial to securing a favorable case outcome.
How to Become Legally Separated in New York?
In New York, there are two ways to become legally separated. The first is by entering into a separation agreement and the second is by asking the court for a separation judgment.
Judgments can be granted based on any of the following grounds:
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
- Non-support of spouse
- Imprisonment for three or more years
Your next step will be to determine which court you will need to file for separation in, which will generally depend on the county where your spouse resides. Many of the same issues will need to be discussed in your legal separation case as in a typical divorce. For instance, you will need to discuss property division, spousal support, and any other relevant circumstances. If children are involved, child custody, child support, and visitation will also need to be determined. With 20 years of experience, our firm can help you obtain a legal separation and reap the benefits of this action.
At Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C., we can help you obtain the proper forms and fill out the necessary documents in the correct manner. Call us today at (516) 406-8381 to learn more.