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Legal Separation

San Fernando Valley Legal Separation Lawyers

Helping Struggling Spouses Start a New Chapter

Legally SeparatingIf you are not satisfied with your marriage but do not want to completely terminate it with a divorce, legal separation might be a good alternative for you and your spouse. Legal separation allows spouses to live separate lives and divide their assets and debts without ending their marriage.

If you are looking for a time-out from the hassle of your marital conflict, our San Fernando Valley legal separation attorneys at Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation can help. Our knowledgeable legal team can assist you in drafting an agreement that is suitable to both you and your spouse to ensure that your time of separation begins and continues smoothly.

To learn more about legal separation laws in California and to find out if legal separation is right for you, contact our experienced family lawyers at (818) 462-5076.

California Legal Separation Agreements

A legal separation agreement is a legally binding contract between spouses that encompasses many of the same issues as a divorce.

Matters that must be dealt with in a legal separation agreement include:

The decision to end a marriage can be difficult, especially when children are involved. That is why so many people choose the option of legal separation prior to or in place of divorce.

Many couples choose legal separation because:

  • It is reversible
  • It gives spouses a trial period to determine if divorce is the right option
  • It allows couples to keep their legal marital status for healthcare or immigration purposes
  • It allows couples to refrain from violating religious or personal convictions about divorce
  • It does not have a minimum residency requirement or a waiting period

If you end up deciding to divorce during or after a legal separation, California law allows you to convert your separation to a divorce. Filing for a legal separation also begins the six-month waiting period for a final divorce decree. This means you can start living life apart prior to the completion of the divorce process.

We Can Help You File for Legal Separation

If you think you need a break from your marriage, you can count on our San Fernando Valley legal separation lawyers to walk you through the process. We can help you understand the legal and financial implications of a legal separation and ensure the protection of your assets and your rights every step of the way. Joy Kraft Miles uses her skills as a family law certified specialist to lead the team in advocating for our clients through even the toughest of legal matters.

Schedule your free case evaluation with our firm in Woodland Hills by calling (818) 462-5076.

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WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • Run to them with your legal concerns and I promise you won't regret it!

    “Time and time again, their seasoned expertise has turned an otherwise stressful and overwhelming process into something manageable and efficient.”

    Narvina

  • The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority.

    “Joy and the incredible staff at Kraft Miles are currently helping me with an unpleasant divorce. While the intricacies of an acrimonious separation can be overwhelming, Joy and Brigitte have done an excellent job of explaining the process step by step and answering all my questions. The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority. In court, Joy is a true professional and a class act that has guided me through this difficult time with great success. I have complete trust and confidence in her extensive knowledge and experience of family law matters”

    Michelle A.

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    “She is very experienced and knows the law like the back of her hand. She has defended me with integrity, passion and success.”

    Jason

  • The attorneys at this office under the supervision of Ms. Kraft have provided our family with professional and kind representation.

    “I have personally referred friends and, I take a moment to recommend this office commenting that the quality of attorney work-product and, client communications are excellent.”

    D.L.

  • Got it done fast and easy.

    “Class A law firm, they helped me with a QDRO for a divorce and pension for my work. Got it done fast and easy. Thank you for your help!”

    Joe H.

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