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Legal separation in Colorado is an alternative to divorce or annulment
which allows spouses to be declared separate persons for both financial
and child custody purposes while still technically remaining married.
While the process of
legal separation is virtually the same as a divorce, legal separation can be useful for
spouses who wish to live separate and apart from each other while still
being able to qualify for certain health care plans, military benefits,
insurance plans, or to avoid the religious scrutiny of divorce.
If you are considering pursuing a legal separation, our Denver family lawyer
at Jones Law Firm, PC can provide the knowledgeable guidance you need
to ensure a smooth, clean split. With prompt, professional service and
an unshakable dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we can help take
the guesswork out of your separation and ensure your rights are guarded
at all times.
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to discuss your situation today.
Legal Separation vs. Divorce in Colorado
A legal separation is similar to a divorce in that it follows a nearly
identical procedure and addresses the same issues, including property
division, child custody, assigning debts, and determining spousal support.
Separated spouses are declared to be independent of each other and without
responsibility for the other’s support, except as ordered by the
decree. Unlike a divorce, however, legally separated spouses are still
technically married to one another. As such, legally separated couples
cannot remarry unless they have their decree of legal separation converted
to a decree of dissolution.
Advantages to legal separation include:
- Legally separated spouses often do not lose inheritance rights
- Parties may be able to maintain insurance or retirement benefits
- It can help spouses avoid the religious and moral scrutiny of divorce
- It can help spouses qualify for certain social security rules
Let Us Simplify Your Separation
Regardless of whether you should choose to pursue a divorce, legal separation,
or annulment, ending a marriage can still be an incredibly emotional experience
– and it is not one you should consider facing alone. At Jones Law
Firm, PC, our Denver family attorney understands the struggles you must
be experiencing and can provide the steadfast support you need. From filing
the necessary paperwork to petitioning with the court to convert your
decree of separation to a decree of dissolution, we can carry the legal
burden on your behalf.
Schedule a case review
today to get started.