Salt Lake City Legal Separation Lawyers
Understanding the Alternatives to Divorce
A legal separation is an agreement in which both parties decide to live apart while remaining legally married. Couples may choose this route for a few reasons. Some are very religious and opposed to divorce on religious grounds. Others want to avoid divorce to leave the door open to reunite in the future. Regardless of your reason, the Salt Lake City legal separation attorneys at Nelson, Taylor & Associates can guide you through the process.
Legal Separation in Utah
In some cases, both parties agree to the legal separation and the situation is amicable. However, there are other situations when a court order is necessary to resolve issues. During a legal separation, a variety of issues may arise that require the advice of an experienced family law attorney.
During a legal separation, decisions must be made regarding:
- Property division
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
Our Salt Lake City legal separation lawyers are skilled at helping clients navigate uncommon legal situations. We can evaluate your situation and help you differentiate important legal issues and make decisions that will affect the life of your entire family far into the future. Throughout the process, we always fight to protect your rights and look out for the best interests of you and your children.
In a legal separation, child support and spousal support are awarded as separation maintenance. While the terminology is different, the amount that is awarded in separation maintenance may affect the amount of child support and spousal support that may be awarded later should the couple ultimately decide to divorce. We can advise you about support and other factors in the legal separation process.
If you are considering legal separation, call (801) 901-7046 for a free consultation.