There are times when spouses may wish to go their separate ways without actually filing for divorce. Simply separating from your spouse, with no legal protections, can have negative consequences for your future. These consequences can include one being liable for debt which their spouse incurred after the parties went their separate ways. Fortunately, California law allows for the filing of a legal separation, which protects spouses from one another’s financial decisions. Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino family law attorney who is able to assist with the filing of a legal separation. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
San Bernardino attorney helping people file for legal separation as opposed to divorce
There are a number of reasons why spouses may wish to remain legally married while going their separate ways. The reasons may relate to health care, retirement benefits, religious beliefs, etc. If spouses simply separate, however, then any assets or debts acquired by one side will be considered “marital” in nature. This means that the other spouse may have a claim to any subsequently acquired assets or responsibility for subsequently acquired debts. By obtaining a legal separation, the spouses can have many of the legal protections which flow from divorce, while leaving their marriage intact. Retaining an experienced lawyer is important to making sure that your case is handled properly and that your rights are fully protected.
Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino attorney assisting with the legal separation process. He will use your initial consultation to help you decide whether such an arrangement is a good option or whether you should proceed with a divorce. Aruna, will ensure that any agreement reached with your spouse deals with the issues of spousal support, property division, child custody, and any other issues which impact your future. He will quickly file your Petition with the Court and will work to ensure that your matter proceeds through the system as efficiently as possible. Aruna understands that this is a stressful time in your life. He focuses on this area of law so that you may focus on your future. Contact us today.
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Lawyer providing high quality service to San Bernardino residents going through a legal separation
Separating from your spouse is a stressful decision. At a time like this, you do not need the added stress of having an attorney who fails to provide quality service. Aruna is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and he prides himself on the level of service our firm provides. He will quickly respond to your messages, will meet with you as often as necessary, and will make himself available to answer your questions. We recognize that this is a vital time in your life and we are ready to assist you.