Legal Separation Attorneys

When spouses decide to end their marriage, many factors may keep them from filing for divorce. While some people do not wish to divorce for religious reasons, others choose not to divorce due to the impact it may have on a dependent spouse’s health insurance coverage. Legal separation provides an opportunity for spouses to end their marriage and obtain legal protection from the court without actually getting divorced.

Our Milwaukee legal separation attorneys at Magner, Hueneke & Borda, LLP, can guide you through the legal process, advising you along the way of how applicable Wisconsin laws apply to your situation and how to ensure your interests are fully preserved.

Experienced Guidance Through Legal Separation

The issues involved in legal separation are generally the same as those determined in a divorce — property division, child custody and placement, spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony), child support and other matters. However, while divorce requires that the marriage is irretrievably broken and thus severs the marital relationship permanently, legal separation does not permanently sever the marital relationship as there may be hope for reconciliation. Individuals who are legally separated cannot remarry until they divorce one another.

Using negotiation, mediation or litigation, our attorneys at Magner, Hueneke & Borda, LLP, have the skill to effectively guide clients through all aspects of legal separation, including:

Either spouse can petition to the court one year after the finalized separation to convert the legal separation into divorce. This petition cannot be contested by the other spouse.

Contact Our Milwaukee County Marital Settlement Agreement Attorneys

If you have questions about legal separation or would like to discuss your situation with an experienced Wisconsin lawyer, call 414-281-4529 or contact us online. We offer effective divorce and legal separation representation to clients in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Racine County and surrounding areas.

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