Understanding Legal Separation In Nevada
Information From Compassionate Henderson Divorce Lawyers
A divorce isn't always the optimal path forward for couples experiencing
turbulence in their marriage. In some cases, the spouses may prefer a
legal separation, or "separate maintenance" as it is known in
Nevada. This marital status offers many of the same advantages a divorce
does, while never legally severing the marriage itself.
If you believe that you and your spouse could benefit from separate maintenance,
then we invite you to contact us at
McDonald Law Offices, PLLC today. Our team of knowledgeable and insightful Henderson divorce attorneys
knows the challenges our client families face in these circumstances and
are ready to navigate them towards reliable and amicable legal solutions.
Want to learn more about your legal separation options? Call our firm at
(702) 850-8004 today.
The Benefits Of Separation
The only significant difference between a legal separation and a divorce
is that a separation preserves the actual marriage, which can be fully
re-instated if the couple wishes. That said, separation operates much
in the way that a divorce does by partitioning many of the shared responsibilities
and assets that the couple has.
In a legal separation:
- Assets, debts, and liabilities are divided
- The spouses traditionally take up separate residences
- Child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance will be established
- New assets acquired by a spouse will be considered separate property
- New debts acquired by a spouse will not be considered marital property
- Each spouse's credit score will be protected from the actions of the other
Once a legal separation is established, the couple can choose to later
move on to a divorce, or reconcile, which would legally restore the marriage
to its state pre-separation. If you believe that your marriage could benefit
from a separation, our firm is ready to hear from you. From filing the
initial complaint to asserting your interests in court, our experienced
team is ready to guide and protect you through this process.
Ready to learn more about your options? Use our online form to contact us today.