When compared to the national divorce rate of 40 percent, the rate of couples filing for a legal separation is miniscule. While many attorneys work in divorce law exclusively, finding experienced legal counsel to help you through a legal separation is much harder.
If you are interested in learning more about legal separation, or possibly filing for it, you need an attorney who has handled hundreds of legal separation claims. At the Albuquerque, New Mexico, family law firm of Carpenter & Associates, we are highly experienced in providing legal counseling regarding the pros and cons of legal separation, and can help you decide if it is right for you.
Helping You Through The Process Of Separation
If you are considering filing for legal separation, we can answer your questions about the division of property, pensions and other assets.
One major advantage of legal separation involves an increasingly expensive necessity — the retention of valuable health insurance coverage. Legal separation often allows for the division of marital property, but enables couples to retain their current medical insurance coverage or even get coverage under their spouse’s plan.
Legal separation is also useful to couples considering filing for divorce. Less permanent than divorce, legal separation allows couples to move past marriage, which is sometimes necessary emotionally. Even so, legal windows remain open for continued marriage later should the couple choose to try to reconcile.
If you are interested in learning more about legal separation, contact our office. We offer no-charge discussions regarding legal separation and all aspects of family law.
If you have questions regarding legal separation in New Mexico, contact us for answers and experienced legal help. We provide free initial consultations, accept credit cards, charge competitive rates, speak Spanish and are conveniently located next to the courthouse in downtown Albuquerque in the Bank of the West building at 500 Marquette. Contact us online , or call us at 505-243-0065.