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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?

  • At the end of the day, the process was much more pleasant because I have a good lawyer on my side.

    “Marcia Kraft and her staff helped me to get a good agreement in a short time.”

    Luciana

  • Super knowledgeable and actually cares about her clients.

    “Joy and her staff have been a pleasure to work with. Super knowledgeable and actually cares about her clients. This is not a place where you meet one lawyer and another one who knows nothing about your case shows up the day of your hearing. Costs were reasonable and I did not feel like they nickel and dimed but only charged for actual work done. Thanks!”

    Michael

  • HIRE THIS FINE ATTORNEY!

    “Joy showed up, did her job in court and won our case—end of story. I showed up unannounced and Joy met with me and listened—greatly appreciated. HIRE THIS FINE ATTORNEY!”

    Melinda

  • Joy made me feel safe through my difficult times

    “Joy and her whole staff were extremely professional and attentive. Divorce isn’t easy and Joy made me feel safe through my difficult times. I highly recommend her.”

    Guylaine

  • The entire staff at Kraft Miles went above and beyond their duties at all times from day 1!

    “I have been in and out of family court for the past 14 years battling a high conflict case. I have had a total of 5 different attorneys prior to finding this firm. This firm is the ONLY firm that made me feel cared for, heard, and understood. The patience they had for all my questions, issues and concerns, the dedication working late hours to do the best job possible. The true care and attention they put into my case makes this firm the best firm I have ever dealt with. My case is a high conflict case and before I found Brigitte and Joy I was completely lost and taken advantage of by my previous attorneys. The entire staff at Kraft Miles went above and beyond their duties at all times from day 1! Having dealt with so many attorneys, I would, hands down, recommend this firm to everyone in need of representation. They have been a light in my path after such a long dark road! I am so grateful.”

    Sheyla C.

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KRAFT MILES, A LAW CORPORATION:

THE TEAM ON YOUR SIDE
  • Se habla español.

  • Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience.

  • We will always prioritize your best interests.

  • Initial consultations are always FREE.

  • Our team is compassionate and understanding.

  • Representation is fairly priced.