Tacoma Legal Separation Attorney
Understand the Grounds for Obtaining a Legal Separation
Many couples seek legal separation either prior to filing for a divorce
or to avoid a divorce because of tax reasons, religious preferences, or
in order to maintain government benefits. While legal separation is not
considered a divorce and does not require a waiting period before being
granted, it must be obtained through the court. A
Tacoma divorce attorney from our firm can help clients prove that they are eligible for a legal
separation on several grounds.
The court may grant a legal separation if:
- The parties are incompatible
- The marriage is failing due to irreconcilable differences
- One of the spouses is currently incarcerated
- Domestic abuse or violence is evident
- One of the spouses abandoned the other for a period of at least a year
Reach out to us to arrange for a
case evaluation with our
Tacoma family lawyer.
What Does a Legal Separation Include?
A legal separation addresses several matters including the ownership, division
and use of property, medical coverage, child custody, the payment of bills
and debts, and a spouse's right to alimony or other support. The matters
decided on in a legal separation can then be used if a divorce is filed
for in order to avoid expensive disputes and delays when the divorce goes
before a judge.
The Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts Is on Your Side
If you wish to file for a legal separation from your spouse in Tacoma,
contact our family law attorney today to schedule a consultation. We provide affordable yet professional
and effective legal services to our clients. We have helped hundreds of
clients since we opened our firm in 2003 and continue to provide outstanding
legal support for the community.
Call the Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts today at (253) 259-3501 to
speak with our Tacoma family law attorney about filing for a legal separation.