Separation

Washington, DC Metro Area Law Firm Handling Legal Separation

If you are experiencing intense marital problems but are not ready to file for a divorce, you may have considered seeking a legal separation. We handle separation issues in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. We also have experience in handling international family law matters.

Basic Rules for Legal Separation

A Virginia separation is different than other states. The first step you should take is to explore the legal ramifications of separating prior to making any major decisions. The separation process is best approached with the help of a divorce attorney. How your divorce may proceed is governed by whether there is fault, whether you have children, and whether you have a separation or property settlement agreement in place.  Hiring an experienced divorce attorney is a key step in helping you structure the separation in a way that protects you.

Maryland and Washington, DC handle legal separation differently than courts in Virginia.

For Information about obtaining a legal separation in your jurisdiction, please refer to the following information pages:

There are many factors involved with a separation of a married couple. In order to get a complete understanding of what is involved with a separation, contact DiPietro Family Law Group for an initial consultation.

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