Legal Separation

Deciding on When Divorce or Legal Separation Makes Sense

Deciding on When Divorce or Legal Separation Makes Sense

Marriage is a partnership that sometimes, for one reason or another, dissolves into divorce. As hurtful and frustrating as the divorce process is, the time that it takes to decide on divorce or legal separation can be just as bad. At Out-of-Court solutions, we know that sometimes there are signs that the situation is becoming…

Divorce Mediation or Litigation: Which Is Best?

Divorce Mediation or Litigation: Which Is Best?

Divorce is not something people expect to go through when they get married. Unfortunately, almost 50% of marriages will end in this way. The idea of divorce brings up a lot of stress and negative thoughts in most people’s minds. They assume they will face a lengthy legal process including a battle in court to…

Using Mediation to Help with Legal Separation

Using Mediation to Help with Legal Separation

Many married couples who decide they are incompatible choose to legally end their marriage via divorce. However, some spouses choose the middle ground and decide on a legal separation. This allows them to live apart and stay legally married, which can be beneficial in terms of healthcare and other spousal benefits, filing joint tax returns,…

Understanding Commingled Property in Divorce

Understanding Commingled Property in Divorce

During a divorce, one of the most challenging aspects can be dividing assets. Depending on where you live, there are various rules and guidelines that dictate how to legally divide property but that doesn’t mean there are no negotiations or gray areas involved. Dividing assets can lead to high tension, particularly when you are doing…

What to Know About Legal Separation

What to Know About Legal Separation

If you and your spouse have separated but are not ready for one or various reasons to file for divorce you may want to consider legal separation. There are many reasons you may not want to file for divorce but whether you are still deciding if you will divorce or never plan to formally divorce…