Sometimes a couple is unsure whether they want to divorce, but decides that living together is no longer best for their family. If you are filing for legal separation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, family law attorney Dorene A. Kuffer can help you create a legal separation agreement that addresses child custody, visitation, and resolves issues regarding your assets and liabilities.
Legal Separation Agreements – What does ‘Separation’ Mean?
Even when a couple decides not to divorce, separation can be complex. Legal separation means that a couple is married in name only. A legal separation agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of a married couple while living apart. Issues like medical insurance, child custody, visitation, financial support and community property rights all need to be addressed during any separation. Even when a couple agrees on the terms of separation, there are still complex issues that need to be addressed with the help of an experienced family law attorney.
Divorce or Separation?
Many couples prefer separation over divorce because divorce is usually permanent. For a couple that is questioning whether divorce is the right course of action, separation allows them a trial period of time apart to see if divorce is what they truly want. Because there are legal ramifications to a separation that you may not be aware of, it is vital that you seek the advice of an attorney before actually separating. Separating without knowing all of the issues could compromise what you might be entitled to in an actual divorce.
Contact our Albuquerque Divorce Attorney
Dorene Kuffer has over 30 years as a practicing attorney and can represent you in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, child visitation and paternity. If you need legal assistance for any family legal matter, Dorene Kuffer can help. Contact us in Albuquerque, New Mexico today to speak with an experienced family law attorney.