Legal Separation Attorneys in Queens
Helping Clients Obtain Fair Separation Orders
A legal separation is a formal, court-approved separation that defines each spouse's legal obligations without ending their marriage. If you wish to legally separate from your spouse, principal attorney Natalie Markfeld and the Queens separation attorneys at Levi Divorce & Family Law Attorneys can help ensure your legal rights are protected.
What Is Legal Separation?
Legal separation orders are similar to divorce decrees in that they define child custody and visitation schedules, define separation maintenance, and divide property. Because legal separations may last many years, it is important to clearly establish each spouse's rights and obligations to avoid future arguments or unfair treatment.
Led by principal attorney Natalie Markfeld, our seasoned divorce and family law attorneys at Levi Divorce& Family Law Attorneys ensure our clients obtain fair legal separation orders. While agreements and determinations in a legal separation may be altered during a subsequent divorce process, a legal separation order often lays the groundwork for the divorce decree. In that vein, it is important you do not forfeit your rights to support, you establish a clear custody arrangement, and you work out a fair division of property.
Why Choose Legal Separation?
Oftentimes, one or both spouses is not emotionally ready for divorce. In these cases, a legal separation can be a point of transition, allowing both spouses time apart to determine whether divorce is something they want to pursue.
Filing for legal separation also allows one spouse to continue being covered by the other spouse's medical benefits. Other people choose to legally separate instead of divorce for religious purposes.
If you’d like to learn more about this divorce alternative, give our legal separation attorneys in Queens a call at (718) 215-0121 today. We’re always available to take your call.