Legal Separation

In some cases legal separation can be an alternative to divorce that is primarily used in cases where a couple wishes to remain married while they separate their finances and live apart. This legal status is distinguishable from “temporary separation,” and it does not refer to the period of separation required to establish “living separate and apart” needed to get a divorce in Illinois. Legal separation requires a court order, which includes terms for maintenance, support, and division of property, and it stops the accrual of marital debts and assets. Our firm helps you determine whether this is the appropriate remedy to meet your particular needs and concerns, and then helps you navigate and finalize the process.