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Is Legal Separation Right For You? Learn More About Your Options.

California law allows a couple to end a marriage through divorce, annulment or legal separation. Divorce and annulment involve terminating the marriage, while legal separation allows a couple to remain married, but simply to separate for a period of time. Legal separation can often be a good option for couples who do not know if they want a permanent divorce, with the provisions of a divorce in place.

At Contreras Law Firm in San Diego, our experienced family law attorneys can help you understand the different options and advise you on which might be the best choice for your circumstances. We will explain how a legal separation would work in your situation and assist you with all aspects of the process.

The Advantages Of A Legal Separation

Divorce is not the answer for everyone, even if you and your spouse decide that you no longer wish to be married. There may be particular reasons that make a legal separation the best choice for you and your family, including:

  • Divorce may be against you or your spouse’s religion.
  • Couples need to remain married for financial reasons.
  • Medical issues may require the parties to stay together for insurance purposes.

By opting for a legal separation, you and your spouse may have more control over the process than you would if you decided to divorce. The court will issue orders for property division, custody and visitation, child support and spousal support and any other orders it deems appropriate for the duration of your separation, and these orders are much timelier than they would be in a divorce.

If you feel that legal separation may be in your best interests, you should consult our experienced family law attorneys to understand more about your options. We can assist you in drafting the separation documents and work to ensure that your interests are protected to the fullest possible extent throughout your case.

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To arrange your free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office at 619-908-1495 or send us an email. We can help you evaluate your options to decide what is best for the future of your marriage.

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“Invaluable! When I first began the process of dissolution Contreras Law came highly recommend to me by several trusted friends. I can understand why. is confident, extremely knowledgeable, and entirely well-spoken. The office staff have been beyond generous towards me with their time and their thoughts towards my case. I can wholeheartedly offer my recommendation of Contreras law as a trusted source of legal counsel that will work hard for favorable outcomes!”
– J.S.

“The attorneys at Contreras Law are professional and very attentive to client needs. The attorneys at Contreras Law are professional and very attentive to client needs. They aren’t like other firms that make you feel like you are one out of hundreds of clients. To the contrary, Contreras Law goes out of its way to give you a personalized experience. I highly recommend Contreras Law for your future family or civil law needs.
– S.A.

“Great firm, awesome attorneys! A while ago, I was confused with the entire process of filing for a divorce. Gisela Acevedo diligently guided me through it all. She made the entire process easy that I was divorced in a matter of 8 months!”
– A.R.

“It’s a WIN WIN! I distinctly recommend Contreras Law as an attorney and any firm she is affiliated with, because she is not only a good attorney and knows the law very well and knows how to dig in, but she is attentive to the bigger picture of your needs, no matter the case. It is a pleasure to have gotten to know her as both an attorney and now as a friend.”
– K.R.

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At Contreras Law Firm, our attorneys understand the challenges clients are facing during these difficult times. We will take the time to fully understand your concerns, expectations and tailor a strategy around them. We will explain the laws that govern California family law matters and give you an honest assessment of what you can expect as your case moves forward.