In California, filing for legal separation can provide many of the benefits of divorce without the time and expense. For example, if you are elderly, you may be able to retain full insurance benefits through a legal separation. You want an experienced attorney to help you determine whether the process is right for you and, if so, to guide you through the steps to get the outcome you seek.
At Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. & Associates, Inc., we have represented men and women throughout the Central Valley in California since 1986, focusing on family law matters for more than 30 years. Our attorneys are problem solvers, working with you to identify and implement creative solutions that help you meet your objectives. We know that the legal process can be confusing and strive to fully explain the law and the process so that you understand your options as well as your likelihood of success.
We provide a confidential consultation to all clients. Call us at 209-390-8829 for an appointment.
Protecting Your Rights In All Matters Related To Separation
We provide the same types of services to individuals seeking legal separation as we do for people filing for divorce. We will work with you throughout the process, from the initial decision to seek legal separation to the execution of a legal separation agreement. We will help you negotiate the terms of your agreement, providing you with counsel on all matters related to or arising out of legal separation such as:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support orders
- Alimony or spousal support
- The division of marital debts and assets
When you come to us to discuss the possibility of a legal separation, we will take the time to learn as much as we can about your situation, including why you want a legal separation rather than a divorce. We will carefully evaluate your objectives and provide you with an honest assessment of whether a legal separation is the best option for you.