Legal Separation – What Is It and Is It Right For You

Legal Separation in Ohio is one of the most misunderstood legal issues people ask about when facing the decision of whether or not to terminate their marriage.  Under Ohio law there are only three ways to terminate a Marriage:  Divorce, Dissolution or Annulment.  A Separation does not legally terminate a marriage.  If you have a Separation you cannot remarry, and there are potentially other issues which involve the filing of your taxes, what happens to assets and liabilities if one of the parties dies or becomes mentally or physically incapacitated.

Legal Separation Defined

A Legal Separation is a court Order where the husband and wife remain married, but live separately.  It is very similar to a Divorce in certain ways as issues involving child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division all need to be addressed and finalized in the court Order.   Generally, property acquired after the Decree of Legal Separation is granted is an individual, and is not subject to division in any future Divorce or Dissolution action.

The Law Office of Anthony W. Greco is committed to providing each and every Client with professional, aggressive and practical representation, while being sensitive to the Client’s unique concerns and goals. With more than 23 years of experience, our firm is equipped to deal with all issues involved in every family law matter including, Divorce and Child Custody matters. From the complex, high-asset Divorce cases, to a simple Dissolution, The Law Office of Anthony W. Greco is prepared to aggressively represent its Clients’ concerns and interests from the first day of representation through trial. Legal Separation in Columbus, Ohio.  Contact our office to set up your initial consultation to discuss your Legal Separation questions.  For more information regarding the Difference between Divorce, Dissolution and Legal Separation, please see the link below.  http://www.communitylegalaid.org/library/family/121-Termination-of-Marriage-and-Legal-Separation-in-Ohio   legal-separation-vs-divorcelegal separation