Pursuing a legal separation does not necessarily automatically lead to a divorce. If anything, a separation agreement may actually slow down the process of divorce by asking those involved to live pursuant to its terms for at least one year. At the end of the separation period, the parties involved can then decide how they would like to proceed.
A legal separation might be converted into a divorce, or it might end in reconciliation. Separation agreements are useful for those who aren’t ready to commit to a divorce, as well as those who wish to retain a certain legal status but remain separated.
As family law attorneys, the lawyers at Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino can guide you through the separation process. We’re proud to serve residents of Suffolk and Nassau counties and all of Long Island. Call today for a consultation!
Judgment of Separation
Coming to a separation agreement generally requires the involvement of both parties. If that is not an option, judgments of separation may be in order. This kind of judgment is issued by the court for a variety of reasons, including cruel and inhumane treatment, adultery and imprisonment.
Other options also exist that may or may not include divorce. If you’re curious about the best path forward for your marriage, we invite you to call today and discuss your situation with one of our attorneys. We’ll help you to find the optimal solution for your unique circumstances. That’s why so many people in Suffolk and Nassau counties have chosen Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino.