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Legal Separation Lawyers in St. Louis County

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STL Law Group provides experienced legal representation to clients throughout St. Louis County. Our family law attorneys are committed to helping you find a solution during this stressful time. If you are considering a legal separation, allow us to give you the high-quality legal services that you deserve.

Legal separation is often preferred over divorce under the following circumstances:

  • Spouses believe in the possibility of reconciliation
  • Religious reasons do not allow for a divorce
  • Spouses want to continue to receive healthcare and/or tax benefits

Differences Between Legal Separation & Divorce

The main difference between legal separation and divorce comes down to the desired outcome. If both parties believe that the marriage can be salvaged by a period of separation, then a legal separation is most often desired. If one spouse or both have no intention of reconciling, then a divorce is often sought. Similar to divorce, legal separation requires terms to be agreed upon, such as the division of assets and debts, child support, alimony, and custody. Whether you are seeking a legal separation or dissolution of marriage, our family law attorneys in St. Louis can give you effective legal help and well-informed counsel.

A Legal Separation Offers a Break

When a marriage begins to untangle, both individuals can begin resenting each other, leading to a toxic environment where both parties are unhappy. Divorce is often sought after as a remedy, but it doesn't always work in the best interests of both spouses. A legal separation gives individuals the opportunity to "take a break" from the marriage in hopes of reconciling in the near future. A legal separation can be converted to a dissolution of marriage after a 90-day wait period.

If you are contemplating a legal separation, give our St. Louis family law attorneys a call at (314) 888-5944 and schedule a free phone consultation.

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