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Divorce is not the answer to all troubled marriages. Legal separation agreements allow spouses to remain married but live apart for any number of reasons. If you would like more information on legal separation agreements, the attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. are ready to help.

Our Brooklyn divorce attorneys are professionals in the field of legal separation. We listen to your needs and care about meeting your legal separation goals.

The legal separation attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. are:

  • Empathetic;
  • Prompt;
  • Responsive; and
  • Successful.

Contact our office now and schedule your consultation. A Brooklyn legal separation attorney will offer an honest opinion about your situation and whether legal separation may be the answer to your current marital problems.

A Brooklyn Legal Separation Attorney Can Help

Legal separation agreements are complicated, and they have future legal and tax ramifications. That is why you need a legal separation attorney, like ours at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C., to draft and finalize your legal separation agreement.

The legal separation attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. have the skills necessary to prepare time-tested legal separation agreements.

Their extensive knowledge includes the following:

  • New York family law and procedures;
  • Tax laws;
  • Asset identification and valuation;
  • Child support;
  • Child custody and visitation;
  • Alimony; and
  • Much more.

Our Brooklyn legal separation lawyers will ensure the completeness and accuracy of your legal separation agreement. This will save you future time, money, and frustration.

Consult with a professional who handles legal separation agreements every day. Contact the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. for help starting your legal separation documents now.

What Is a Legal Separation Agreement?

A legal separation agreement is a voluntary agreement allowing a husband and wife to alter their legal relationship while remaining married. Legal separations are similar to divorces in that the spouses live apart and maintain separate lives. However, neither spouse is free to remarry unless the couple gets a divorce.

Legal separation agreements mirror divorce settlements and resolve issues including, but not limited to:

  • Child custody and visitation;
  • Child support;
  • Marital property and asset division; and
  • Spousal support.

It is important to note that any legal separation agreement containing child-related terms may be subject to modification if those terms are contrary to the child’s best interest.

Why Spouses Choose Legal Separation

Reasons married couples choose legal separation over divorce are varied. However, the most common include:

  • Reconciliation;
  • Religious objections to divorce;
  • Social stigma attached to divorce;
  • Health insurance benefits;
  • Tax benefits;
  • Military spouse benefits; and
  • Inheritance rights.

What Is a Conversion Divorce?

Spouses can remain legally separated for life, or they may convert their legal separation agreement into a divorce agreement. By doing so, the spouses obtain a conversion divorce.

In a conversion divorce, the spouses must finalize any outstanding marital issues before the granting of their divorce agreement. Otherwise, the court will rule on these remaining issues. If the spouses are in total agreement, the divorce process is relatively smooth.

Contact a Brooklyn Legal Separation Attorney Today

Whether you choose to remain legally separated or to divorce, it would be best if you had an experienced family law attorney on your side advocating for you. Contact the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. at any stage in your legal separation. Our Brooklyn attorneys can prepare, review, or file your legal separation agreement.

At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C., our legal separation attorneys can also convert your legal separation agreement into a divorce in a manner acceptable to the court. Call now to schedule your case evaluation and have your legal separation and conversion questions answered by a knowledgeable attorney.