When couples find themselves at odds, many spouses begin to wonder what the future of their relationship looks like. Many couples feel that divorce is their only option. For other couples, it may be beneficial to pursue a legal separation prior to making any final decisions about divorce for many reasons. If you have found yourself in this position, you may wonder what the advantages of separation are over filing for divorce, and in today’s blog, we’ll review a few of them.

At the Dorris Law Group, we pride ourselves in providing professional and compassionate legal representation to Tucson residents in their time of need. John Dorris is well-qualified to handle any family law matter that you may need assistance with, including legal separation and divorce. To schedule your free consultation, contact our team today at 520-622-4866

Legal Separation Benefits

When you’re trying to decide whether or not a legal separation is right for you, it helps to know the advantages of this arrangement, and we have noted a few of them below.

Monetary Benefits

When a couple divorces, joint assets and property must be separated. However, when a couple seeks a legal separation, this is an unnecessary step. A separation may be beneficial for those who rely on their spouse’s health insurance, social security benefits, and other financial benefits. Under this arrangement, the joint assets remain shared, unless the couple agrees to separate them for some reason.

If you need legal advice regarding the financial implications that a legal separation or divorce may bring, Tucson divorce attorney John Dorris can help. As an Ivy-League educated family law attorney who worked on Wall Street handling large, complex transactions, he is well-qualified to handle your case. Contact us today to get started.

Religious and Societal Benefits

For many people in the United States, their religion forbids them from divorcing. For couples who wish to adhere to their religious codes and traditions, a legal separation may be the only solution for ending the marital relationship without dissolving the marriage. Other couples may wish to avoid the societal stigma that sometimes still accompanies the couple who chooses divorce.

Relationship Benefits

Finally, for many couples, a legal separation provides the time and distance needed to work on their relationship. This can be beneficial for spouses who may not be entirely sure that their differences are irreconcilable. During the separation, the couple can live apart from each other while still attending counseling. This time also provides a trial run for spouses and their children to see how the family dynamic is impacted by a separation.

Need Legal Advice?

When it comes time to make changes in your marriage, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure as to what your next steps should be. If you’re a Tucson resident who is uncertain as to whether or not it is more beneficial for you to pursue a legal separation or a divorce, our team of legal professionals are here to help. Call us at 520-622-4866 to discuss your case with a well-qualified divorce attorney and to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to assisting you.