Divorce (Dissolution) & Separation Legal Services
No one gets married with the assumption that they will one day get divorced; at least not the majority of us. Thus, when the time comes it can either be the end point of a long hard fought battle, or it can come and hit you out of know where like a ton of bricks. Either way, HLS knows how to help guide you through the emotions and allow you time to grieve or rejoice while still making sure your rights are protected and your obligations are managed.
What are the differences between divorce and legal separation?
Some of the biggest differences between getting a divorce and legally separating have to do with maintaining the financial stability of the relationship. For example, often times couples are not aware of the fact that when you get a divorce, you can no longer stay on your ex-spouse’s health insurance. On the other hand, when you are legally separated you can maintain this joint coverage. Some couples also like to convert a legal separation into a divorce later down the line once they have had the opportunity to fully split and protect their individual finances.
I just moved to San Diego, can I still file for divorce here?
The court must have jurisdiction (authority) to set a divorce judgment in your case. As such, either you or your spouse must have lived within the area that the court has jurisdiction over for a certain amount of time before filing for divorce. Legal separation may be a better option for you initially. At HLS we are well versed in these jurisdiction issues and know how to best protect you and your assets no matter how long you have lived in the area.
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