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Fort Collins Legal Separation Lawyer

When You Need Space Without Divorce

Divorce may seem like too drastic of a step to take when you have been married for many years and take the institution of marriage seriously. Perhaps you are estranged or one spouse is in prison or incompetent because of mental illness. However, you may realize that you and your spouse need mutual legal protections as you are no longer operating as a single family unit. Or perhaps one is about to start a business, and you wish to protect the other spouse from any potential liability if the business should fail. For whatever reason, you may wish to discuss your options such as legal separation with an experienced family law attorney.

Finding The Right Solution For Your Situation

Lisa Grimes is a dedicated and experienced family law attorney practicing with The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, in Fort Collins, Colorado. We offer compassion, a listening ear and a vast toolkit full of practical solutions to family law disputes like legal separation. We understand that many married people want and need advice regarding the possibility of legal separation. Some individuals and couples ask about legal separation because of:

  • Religious beliefs or moral principles

  • Consideration of children's well-being

  • Business reasons

At The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, you can find the help you need to negotiate legal separation agreements, set expectations and manage disputes as they arise.

Why Separation?

For some people, a legal separation is a step toward divorce, but without the finality of divorce. If you separate legally and later wish to reconcile, a new financial organization of your marriage can be spelled out in a postmarital agreement. On the other hand, if you separate legally and later wish to divorce, there will still be work to do, to make sure that all assets are included in your divorce settlement. However, the legal separation can be a good start toward property division in anticipation of divorce.

Call Our Firm Today Before Trying To Handle These Issues Alone

At The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, we can provide perspective about what's involved in a legal separation vs. a divorce. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer about your situation, call or send us an email.

Spanish interpretation services are available if requested in advance. Our office is not regularly staffed with bilingual associates, but arrangements can be made. (Servicios de interpretación español están disponibles si se solicita con antelación. En nuestra oficina no es regular que cuentan con personal bilingüe, pero los arreglos se pueden hacer.)