Legal Separation in Denver
Separation Laws in Colorado
Are you considering a legal separation as a temporary or long-term alternative to divorce? For some couples who are not ready to confront the drastic changes resulting from a divorce, a legal separation may prove to be the best viable option. Whether you decide to proceed with a legal separation or you and your spouse opt for an official divorce, a Denver family attorney at Jones Law Firm, PC may be able to help you.
Differences Between Legal Separation & Divorce
For some couples, there are certain benefits that a legal separation will afford them. Whether for emotional, religious, or financial reasons, all are valid concerns that can make legal separation a more favorable alternative. There are some key differences to consider when exploring this option. Your attorney can assist you in properly understanding key provisions so you and your spouse can make an informed decision.
Some of the more defining traits of legal separation include:
The possibility of retaining some benefits, which would not be possible through divorce. Some of these benefits can include retirement, social security, and insurance benefits. Also, through legal separation, inheritance rights are preserved under Colorado law.
While a legal separation is in place, neither spouse can legally remarry.
There are also similarities between legal separation and divorce, such as:
In a legal separation, property is divided and you can no longer accumulate property jointly once the legal separation is in place
All debts and assets accumulated after legal separation are the sole responsibility of the spouse that acquired them
You and your spouse still need to come to an agreement regarding the parenting of your children
Taking the Next Step with Our Denver Family Law Attorney
If legal separation is an option you would like to explore further, our firm can help facilitate the planning process and help you and your spouse reach agreements that are mutually beneficial. Contact Jones Law Firm, PC to schedule a meeting with one of our family attorneys to discuss your options and goals. Our legal separation attorneys are skilled in all aspects pertaining to the legal separation process and will apply this experience to your case with the respect and legal support you deserve.
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