Attorney Jennifer Abrams Discusses Legal Separation and Divorce in Nevada

What is Legal Separation?

Legal separation is when a married couple decides to live apart but remain legally married. This means they are still legally bound to each other and cannot remarry. In some cases, couples may also agree to a financial separation, which means they will divide their assets and debts and provide for on-going expenses.

Benefits of Legal Separation

There are a few benefits of legal separation that may make it the right choice for you. One benefit is that you can remain on your spouse’s health insurance plan. This can be especially beneficial if you have a medical condition or are not currently employed. Another benefit is that you can continue to file taxes jointly as a married couple. This can often result in a lower tax bill than if you were to file as a single individual.

Drawbacks of Legal Separation

Before making your decision, you should be aware of a few drawbacks of legal separation. One drawback is that you are still technically married. This means that you cannot remarry unless you get a divorce. Another drawback is that separating your finances can be complicated and may not always work in your favor.

Choosing a Divorce

A divorce is a legal process that ends a marriage. Once the divorce is finalized, the couple is no longer married and each person can remarry if they choose to do so. Jennifer Abrams knows that divorce can be lengthy and complicated, especially if the couple cannot agree on things like child custody, property division, or alimony. Sometimes, couples may end up in court, and in rare instances go to trial where a judge renders decisions on their disputed divorce issues.

Benefits of Divorce

A few benefits of divorce may make it the right choice for you. One benefit is that you are no longer married. This means that you are free to remarry if you choose to do so. Another benefit is that dividing your assets and debts permanently can be helpful if you want to protect your future acquisitions.

Drawbacks of Divorce

You should be aware of a few drawbacks of divorce. One drawback is that divorce can be a lengthy and complicated process, especially if you cannot agree on things like child custody, property division, or alimony. Another drawback is that divorce can be emotionally challenging. This is especially true if you have children. You may also find it difficult to adjust to being single again after being married for many years.

Final Thoughts

No matter your reason for wanting a legal separation or a divorce, it is important to consider all your options before making a decision. Either option is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of legal separation and divorce is crucial before deciding what is in your best interest. Consider your options and discuss your decision with a qualified divorce attorney to ensure you are making the right choice for your unique situation.

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Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams

Attorney Jennifer V. Abrams is a 20 year veteran in the practice of divorce law. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada.