While infrequently used and generally temporary in nature, a legal separation may be an option for a person living separate and apart from his or her spouse who is seeking financial support from his or her spouse, but is not seeking a divorce. However, as a judgment for legal separation means that the parties remain legally married while living apart and does not result in either a dissolution or a reconciliation of the marriage, divorce proceedings may be the preferred option in certain circumstances.
Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. is experienced in issues regarding legal separation and can help to determine whether it may be advantageous for you. If you are contemplating a legal separation, please contact me at (312) 919-8857 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your options.