Whether to separate or divorce is a question that only the individuals in the marriage can decide.
Your lawyer can advise you on potential outcomes, but when it comes to deciding whether your marriage is over or simply needs a significant amount of time and space to see if it can work, you and your spouse must sit down and decide whether you want to keep working on it, or are ready to let it go.
Legal separations include the same features of a divorce, so however you proceed, you’ll be required to talk through financial matters, distribution of property, and custody and child support issues.
If you choose to separate now and ultimately decide to divorce, you may not need to negotiate these agreements twice.
Separation agreements that have been in effect for a year and which are working well for both parties can be converted to a divorce settlement.
Deciding what to do when your marriage is in trouble is never easy.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that not everyone who calls for information wants to divorce, and many couples that are considering divorce are able to rebuild their marriages.
We can help you understand your options and what you’re likely to face, depending on how you choose to proceed.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free, no pressure consultation with an experienced Queens separation and divorce attorney.