Judicial Separation differs significantly from Divorce in that:
- Marital obligations cease
- The couple remains legally married
Judicial separation is therefore normally sought by individuals who, despite their shared desire to live apart, do not wish to forgo their Marriage or Civil Partnership rights.
Advantages of Judicial Separation
Once legally separated, individuals stand to benefit in the following ways:
- Those wishing to start a new life away from their spouse may do so
- Should one of the couple pass away, the remaining spouse will be fully entitled to any financial reward in terms of pension schemes, property inheritance, and other pay outs – divorced couples do not stand to benefit in this way
Matters can become complicated where children are involved. It is always best to seek expert legal advice to avoid the pitfalls of Separation.
How We Can Help You
We understand that Separation is a difficult decision – we know how important clear and practical advice from experienced professionals can be in ensuring your peace of mind.
We offer professional guidance within all areas of Separation, including Cohabitation Disputes, and Child Support – we are Family Law Specialists, and we will fight for the best interests of you and your family.
Contact PMC Family Law today for further information on how our knowledgeable and friendly Family Law team can assist you.