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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?

  • You can't do any better than Joy if you are facing or involved in any Family Law Matter.

    “Joy Kraft Miles recently appeared on KABC radio's show So What's Your Problem? She gave great legal advice to our listeners, she is a very caring person! You can't do any better than Joy if you are facing or involved in any Family Law Matter........She's the best there is!!”

    Stan K.

  • Joy was my lawyer and did a great job in helping me with all my needs.

    “I needed an employee handbook done for my business and found Kraft Miles online. Joy was my lawyer and did a great job in helping me with all my needs.”

    Sky

  • It is a pleasure working with her.

    “Joy has been representing me in the past 18 months in a very professional manner. It is a pleasure working with her.”

    Former Client

  • I was very impressed with the efficiency in this office.

    “They work well together, did what they said they would do, and produced the result I wanted. ”

    Former Client

  • She was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.

    “Joy pointed me in the right direction for the issue I was dealing with but I can say, not like many I've tried to talk with, she was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.”

    Melvin

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