The Legal Separation Process in California

Filing for legal separation in California is similar to the divorce process. However, the main difference between filing for legal separation and divorce is that under legal separation the parties will not end their marital status after dividing community assets and debts. Read on to learn more about the legal separation process in California and how A People's Choice can help.

By |2020-05-19T07:53:50-07:00May 19th, 2020|Family Law|20 Comments

Options to End a California Marriage 

There are three options to end a California marriage: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. Divorce is the most common options used by couples to end their marriage but there is a residency requirement. If a couple doesn't meet the residency requirement for divorce, but want to start the process, they can file a legal separation. Afterwards, once they meet the residency requirement, they can amend the legal separation to a divorce. In an annulment, the court declares the marriage illegal or invalid. A couple must have a legally valid basis for an annulment.

By |2019-05-12T08:58:08-07:00October 7th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

What is a Legal Separation in California?

What is a legal separation in California? First and foremost, in California, filing for legal separation is not the same as filing for divorce or terminating a marriage. In other words, filing for legal separation serves as an alternative to filing for divorce. For example, couples may want to file a legal separation when a [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:12-08:00June 28th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Legal Separation vs Divorce in California

Some couples choose to file for legal separation vs divorce. Doing so allows them to work out differences while living apart without ending their marriage. In contrast, some couples prefer to legally separate for religious reasons. Given these points, below is an overview of the key differences between filing for legal separation vs divorce. Read [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:13-08:00June 20th, 2017|Family Law|1 Comment