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Legal Separation in Kentucky

A legal separation is a document signed by both spouses and approved by the court detailing the rights and responsibilities of each spouse while living apart. Unlike a divorce, a legal separation does not end the marriage. However, your separation agreement should address all of the issues covered in a divorce.

A legal separation can protect your interests while you decide whether or not to file for divorce. It also sets a precedent for the upcoming divorce, should you decide to follow through with the process. If you choose to divorce, a judge will frequently follow the stipulations established in the separation agreement when deciding on issues for your divorce settlement. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your NKY attorney drafts a separation agreement that reflects your best interests

It is important to note that when filing for legal separation under Kentucky law, once a decree of legal separation is entered, the parties are required to stay legally separated for at least one year before proceeding with a divorce. There may be a better option for you. Call or contact Greta Hoffman & Associates to schedule a consultation and discuss this issue in more detail if you are considering legal separation.

Please call or contact Northern Kentucky legal separation attorneys Hoffman & Associates today to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton counties of Kentucky.

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