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Legal Separation Attorney in Spokane

Helping Clients Find the Best Path Forward

Couples choose legal separation over divorce for a variety of reasons. If you have questions about the legal process or wonder if this is the right option for you, call the Law Office of Benjamin D. Platt for a free 30-minute initial consultation with our legal separation lawyer in Spokane. We will answer your questions about the differences in the legal separation and divorce processes and provide the information you need to make the right decision for your situation.

Give us a call today at (509) 571-2277 or contact us online for an appointment.

The Legal Separation Process

The process for a legal separation uses the same phases as divorce, including filing, temporary orders, discovery, and either mediation/arbitration or a trial in court if the parties cannot reach an agreement. Our Spokane legal separation attorney advocates for your best interests in property division, child and spousal support awards, and child custody decisions.

People choose legal separation for:

  • Religious reasons
  • Military benefits
  • Insurance benefits
  • Immigration status

The main difference is that you are declared legally separated at the end of the process — not divorced — so you are not free to marry again. Another difference between the legal separation process and divorce is the waiting period. For a divorce, there is a 90-day waiting period before it is finalized, while a legal separation requires no waiting period.

Petitioning for Dissolution

It is possible to ask the court to convert your legal separation to a dissolution, but you must wait six months before making this request. When you decide to move forward with your divorce, the process is much easier because issues regarding the division of assets and debts, creating a parenting plan, alimony, and child support have already been resolved.

If you are wondering if legal separation is right for your situation, call (509) 571-2277 for a consultation.

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