Dissolution of Marriage vs. Legal Separation

Many individuals in an initial consultation ask what the difference is usually between a divorce in addition to a legal separation. My short answer is usually when completed a legal separation can accomplish the same objectives as a divorce – orders for child custody in addition to visitation, child support, spousal support, in addition to…

Commencing a Divorce or Legal Separation

Once you have decided to file for a divorce or legal separation, whether you retain an attorney or represent yourself, you must file a Summons along with Petition. Actually, if you are represented by an attorney, he or she will do the item for you. If there are minor children involved, you must also file…