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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?

  • There is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.

    “Joy is WAY beyond a simple divorce attorney. Joy is BAD A** (pardon the expression but it is accurate). BAD A** encompasses many things including integrity, intelligence & tenacity. Joy is HONEST, an extremely important trait for a divorce attorney because it is tempting to tell clients he/she has a great case and bill, bill, bill. Joy does not do that. Her goal is always to settle amicably, as long as it is fair and good for her client. Joy is brilliant, from her knowledge of the law itself to emotional intelligence in the form of strategy and effective negotiations. Joy Kraft Miles is a person who I have referred countless friends and clients and EVERY SINGLE ONE has had an amazing result and been thrilled on every level. They all say the same thing...there is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.”

    Former Client

  • I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation.

    “As soon as I went in for my consultation with Joy, I knew I didn't need to go meet with anyone else. She was professional and very understanding of my situation. Her prices were reasonable and I couldn't have asked for Joy and her team to represent me any better. They were on top of any correspondence I sent, answered all of my questions and concerns. Joy also "talked me off the ledge" sometimes making me see reason, thereby saving me money. I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation”

    Julie S.

  • Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable.

    “Joy, your name gives meaning to what you bring in life! Thank you for being an exceptionally wonderful person. Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable. You are one amazing woman. I want to wish blessings upon your work, your office, and your gorgeous little family. May God bless you infinitely.”

    Sara

  • A+++

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

    Jason

  • I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease.

    “I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease. My biggest concern was my kids and being protected for our future. She guided me in what was to come and advised me that it's going to be a process with everything that myself and my husband had going on. She was willing to work with me and I truly appreciated that. She also let me know that for part of what I was going through, I didn't need a lawyer. She was trying to save me some money. Who does that nowadays? She was very sympathetic to my situation and showed that she really cared. Once my current situation is dealt with I will be going to her to file my divorce.”

    Susan

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