The Law Offices of
B J Fadem & Associates, APC
Certified Family Law Specialist
A Legal Separation is similar to going through Divorce proceedings. You file the same Petition as for Dissolution in Family Court. Only you check the box for “Legal Separation” instead of “Dissolution”.
Depending on your situation, here are some of the legal issues you will need us to represent you:
- Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division and Characterization
- Domestic Violence
- Restraining Orders
- Child Abduction or Removal of Child
You may be asking why, would I wish to file for Legal Separation?
- It doesn’t require residency (i.e. 6 month) in California and 3 months in County
- It can be convert to Dissolution once residency is established
- You don’t have to wait 6 months to file statutorily period from the time the other party is served/files a Response before Judgment of Legal Separation entered
- It also does not terminate your:
- Marital Status
- Social Security
- Health Insurance
A Legal Separation can be a simple process or a complicated one depending on many factors. Rest assured our Certified Family Law team stays up-to-date with the current laws, regulations, procedures and necessary documents to be filed with the Courts that apply to your legal issue.
Can your Law Firm file our Legal documents and/or represent me in any County?
Yes. We can file in all California Counties and cities, including but not limited to: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humbolt County, Inyo County, King County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, and Yuba County. In addition, B J Fadem has represented hundreds of clients throughout California, the United States and foreign countries [with regard to Hague matters].
Seeking sound legal counsel with regard to Legal Separation is a very important decision. Making the wrong or uninformed decision could cost you your family. Helping families is what Attorney B J Fadem does.
Our Attorneys are skilled at helping clients with Legal Separation legal issues and making the process as civil and polite as possible. We hope that your case will go to Mediation first or to a Settlement Conference. This will save you both time and money. However, if the opposing party does not hold these ideals in high regard, we will be prepared to litigate at trial.
Your issue may be time sensitive.
Please contact our office to set-up your Initial Consultation.
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