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Divorce vs. Legal Separation

One question that our attorneys are asked quite often has to do with the difference between a divorce and a legal separation. While many people think these are basically the same thing, there are a few key differences between the two.

Couples who are not prepared to enact such a final step in ending their marriage may choose to file for a legal separation. This is, essentially, a soft divorce that allows couples room and time to really think through the decision and make every attempt to save the marriage if they so choose. Legal separations mean that the couple is no longer legally married after the arbitration process, but they prohibit either party from getting remarried to anyone else.

Sometimes, couples reconcile during legal separations and end up back in their committed marriage. Other times, legal separation serves as a stepping stone on the path do the more final option, divorce.

Our attorneys at Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. in San Jose have extensive experience helping clients deal with family law issues and divorce, and we have represented individuals in a broad range of cases. If you have questions about any aspect of family law, legal separation, or divorce, call our offices at (408) 493-0082 today to speak to an attorney who can help you.

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