Legal Separation vs Divorce in Arizona
A divorce completely dissolves the legal status of the marital relationship and restores both parties to the status of a single person. A legal separation, however, does not dissolve the legal status of the marital relationship but does terminate the marital community such that all assets and debts incurred by either party subsequent to the decree of legal separation remain the sole and separate property and debt of the spouse who acquired the property and/or debt.
There are three reasons why you may wish to file for a legal separation rather than dissolution of marriage in Arizona: 1) you have been married less than ten years and wish to receive social security benefits; 2) you need to remain married to receive health and medical benefits under your spouse’s group health insurance plan, if permitted by the plan; 3) your religious beliefs prohibits you from seeking a divorce.
Contact Our Scottsdale Arizona Legal Separation Attorneys
If you are in need of a legal separation lawyer in Arizona, the family law firm of Hildebrand Law, PC is only a phone call away. Our attorneys handle all types of legal separation cases in Arizona. Please call (480) 305-8300 if you wish to speak with our Arizona legal separation lawyers or have additional questions regarding Arizona legal separation laws.