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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.

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?

  • 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.

  • I can't thank her and her staff enough for the peace of mind they gave me.

    “Joy Kraft Miles is a kind, warm-hearted professional. Joy's knowledge of the law is more than impressive. I came to her with a heavy heart and the fear of having to go through a custody battle. Joy immediately put me at ease like a warm blanket on a cold day. Her staff was very helpful and accommodating, I never ended a phone call with questions afterward. After 4 months of waiting, we finally went to court and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Joy really made things go easier than anticipated. I can't thank her and her staff enough for the peace of mind they gave me.”

    Steven

  • I am grateful to have had Leyla represent me in such a complicated case.

    On 05/2019 I was served with a frivolous civil restraining order. I was caught off guard and didn't know what to expect or what steps needed to be taken in order to clear this up. I began searching for attorneys online but I was hesitant to reach out to anyone. I wasn't sure anyone would take the time to fully understand my case as this was a complicated one. Thankfully, a family member referred me to Kraft Miles Law where I met Leyla. Leyla took the time to fully understand my case and quickly figured out the bad intentions of the other party. She thoroughly discussed what the plan would be and instantly gave me peace of mind as I knew I was in good hands. At my trial, Leyla informed me of what to expect along the way and made sure all evidence was presented as needed to help the judge make a fair decision. In the end, not only did Leyla help me win my case, but she also helped me get a court order where my  attorney fees would be paid by the other party. I am grateful to have had Leyla represent me in such a complicated case.  In the future, If I come across anyone that is in need of her services, I will make sure they reach out to Leyla.

    Gladys

  • Joy was great she definitely knows how to settle cases.

    “Joy was great she definitely knows how to settle cases. Love working with her.”

    Rocky

  • I can't thank you enough!

    “Thank you for being so sweet, kind, caring and supportive in the past three years even though it wasn't easy for anyone. I'm deeply sorry that you had to deal with my crazy marriage, but without you the end wouldn't have happened. I am extremely happy it is over! I can't thank you enough!”

    Former Client

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