A legal separation won’t end a marriage or domestic partnership. Unlike divorce or dissolution, in cases of a legal separation, the marriage or domestic partnership remains unbroken, prohibiting the parties from remarriage or entering a new domestic partnership.
Legal separation is an option for couples that do not wish to divorce but want to separate their finances and property.
The grounds for legal separation are the same as those for divorce. To file for legal separation, one party must reside in the county where the papers are filed at the time the case is started; however, there is no required length of residency. Our Walnut Creek legal separation lawyers can guide you through all the ins and outs of the process.