Benefits of Legal Separation in Arizona

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Arizona Legal Separation: Benefits

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Benefits of Legal Separation Arizona: What you need to know. Individuals and couples who are interested in ending their marriage will often compare legal separation and divorce. Some assume that a legal separation is pointless if they are already sure that their marriage is ending in divorce when, in fact, legal separation has several benefits and advantages.

The Benefits of a Legal Separation

It leaves the door open for reconciliation and resuming the marriage. It may be a solution for couples who want to live apart, but stay married for religious reasons. In some cases, it may be done to maintain insurance coverage.

When you consider the benefits, it makes sense to choose to file for legal separation over the dissolution of marriage (divorce). The legal separation also allows the parties involved to set out the terms of their divorce, before divorce proceedings even start, through a separation agreement.

If they later decide to proceed with a divorce, the divorce decree and accompanying documentation may take over where the legal separation agreement left off; although this is not guaranteed regarding family support duties.

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In certain religions, divorce is forbidden or simply not recognized. Some religions may even make it a policy to excommunicate those who pursue divorce; particularly if an individual eventually remarries.

Couples who have to consider these religious consequences will often find themselves leaning towards legal separation over divorce in order to meet their needs to live apart from their spouse without acting in opposition to religious beliefs that are opposed to divorce.

Benefits of a Legal Separation in Arizona.The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2006 statistics indicate that 14% of couples that are legally separated will eventually reunite with their spouse. So, legal separation, in fact, provides couples with beliefs against divorce with the perfect combination: an independent life, acceptance in their religion of choice, as well as a chance of reuniting with their spouse.

If you have questions about the benefits of legal separation in Arizona, you should seriously consider contacting the attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC. Our Arizona legal separation and family law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in legal separation and family law cases.

Our family law firm has earned numerous awards such as US News and World Reports Best Arizona Family Law Firm, US News and World Report Best Divorce Attorneys, “Best of the Valley” by Arizona Foothills readers, and “Best Arizona Divorce Law Firms” by North Scottsdale Magazine.

Call us today at (480)305-8300 or reach out to us through our appointment scheduling form to schedule your personalized consultation and turn your legal separation or family law case around today.

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Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand wrote the information on this page about the benefits of legal separation in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about legal separation in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a legal separation should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.