Walnut Creek Legal Separation Attorney

Legal separation serves important purposes that formal divorce cannot. In order to file for divorce in California, you must have resided in the state for six months and the county in which you file, for three months. There is no such requirement for legal separation.

If you have moved to California from another state as a result of your breakup, you may wish to file for legal separation and "in the alternative" for Dissolution of Marriage." This allows you to settle many issues while you gain residency for divorce. You may be in need of child support or spousal support while you wait for six months to pass. In legal separation support can be awarded.

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You may have a health insurance policy covering your spouse. If he or she is suffering a serious illness, you may wish to continue covering him or her. You can be legally separated, accomplishing your goals, while still remaining legally married, and making sure that your spouse does not go without health insurance after the protection of COBRA provisions expire.

Certain religious faiths prohibit divorce. You can legally separate, divide property and debts, obtain court orders for child custody or visitation, for child support or spousal support and avoid divorce. There are creative ways to resolve certain issues but can also be unwelcome consequences if things are done improperly. It is the goal of the Law Office of Robert K. Famulener to recommend the best solution for your situation.

Walnut Creek Legal Separation Lawyer

I am a family law specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, having earned this designation through extensive experience and a review of the quality of my divorce and family practice by a panel of my peers. With more than 27 years experience as a lawyer, 20 of them in family law, I have the experience and skill to help you navigate through this difficult time looking forward to your future, not looking back with regret and anger.

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My law office is easily accessible to clients throughout the Contra Costa County and Alameda County area. When you contact the California Law Office of Robert K. Famulener, you and your family law matter will receive the personal attention that it deserves. Talk to an attorney about marital property division, child visitation, custody and other issues.

Office hours are 9-5 and voice mail is available 24/7. In the unlikely event that your telephone call is not personally answered, any message you leave will be responded to promptly. Some weekend and evening appointments are available on a limited basis and may be scheduled when necessary.