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Legal Separation

San Fernando Valley Legal Separation Lawyers

Helping Struggling Spouses Start a New Chapter

If 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.

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?

  • When working with Joy, I never felt rushed or like I was just another client.

    “She took the time to explain things so I could understand what was going on at all times between her and my ex-husband's attorney. ”

    Tracy

  • I can't thank this firm enough for the advice provided in times of need.

    “She listened to her explain her situation, was patient with her the entire consultation, and gave wonderful advice.”

    Tess

  • 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

  • Thank you Joy for all your guidance and understanding.

    “I met with Joy and her associate Lauren. I explained my situation and was amazed at how understanding and compassionate Joy was to my plight.”

    Gail

  • In her office she is attentive & mild mannered, however in the courtroom, she is like a JUNKYARD DOG !

    “Child custody and divorce cases can be costly, anyone going into one should know that up front. That being said, Joy Kraft has been extremely reasonable & willing to work with me. The initial law firm I used was much more expensive & yielded zero results. Iin fact, I believe even hurt my case from the start. Joy took over my case & since then things have been moving in my direction & getting much better. My case is a child custody case & when it initially started (before Joy took over) I only had 6hrs of visitation per week with my child. I now have 3 overnights & 2 weekdays every other week & my case is most certainly not over so more time is on it's way. I went from about 5% time with my child to about 30% with more time most certainly on the way. Joy pays attention to detail & she knows my case just as well as I do. In her office she is attentive & mild-mannered, however in the courtroom, she is like a JUNKYARD DOG ! She is quit impressive in the courtroom & she knows family law just as well as she will know your case. I could not be happier with my choice of representation. I feel very confident knowing I have a lawyer who knows my case & is fighting tooth & nail on my behalf. I highly recommend Joy Kraft to anyone going through a Family Law issue”

    Anthony

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

  • We will always prioritize your best interests.

  • Initial consultations are always FREE.

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  • Representation is fairly priced.