Legal Separation

The factors concerning legal separation and annulment are varied and depend on the person’s individual circumstances. Therefore, it is best to talk with an attorney to determine whether you should file for divorce (dissolution of marriage) or legal separation. Contact Garry J. Bowman by email or telephone to discuss your specific situation.

A legal separation is available to anyone seeking all of the attributes of divorce (dissolution of marriage) without termination of the marital status. The reasons for not wanting to terminate the marriage may be due to religious or financial reasons. Often, a spouse has concerns about the future financial dealing of the other spouse which may create future financial burdens that are unacceptable. A legal separation allows insurance benefits and tax benefits to continue as before the legal separation. A legal separation also allows you to seek custody and visitation, support and other orders normally part of a divorce (dissolution of marriage). A legal separation may be converted into a divorce until a Judgment is issued. Once a Judgment of Legal Separation is filed, you will have to file a new divorce action to terminate the marital status. The separate divorce case will not consider any financial matters as those are considered under the legal separation case.

Contact Garry J. Bowman by email or telephone to discuss your specific situation. Garry has been specializing in Family Law for over 40 years and is recognized publicly as a superior provider of diversified legal services including: divorce, estate planning, adoption and restraining orders.

Garry J. Bowman is a San Diego Family Law Attorney, handling cases in San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Penasquitos,East County, Alpine, El Cajon, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Jamul, Rancho San Diego, South Bay, National City, Chula Vista, Eastlake and Imperial Beach. He frequently appears in the Superior Courts located in Downtown San Diego, Chula Vista and El Cajon