Legal Separation is a legal status which couples can obtain through mediation. A legal separation provides couples with a temporary break from the marriage prior to a divorce or an interim arrangement as couples attempt to repair a marriage. The legal paperwork to effectuate this is prepared by the attorney/mediator from the agreement the couple has arrived at during the mediation process.
Our divorce mediation attorney is also a Long Island Divorce Attorney who has been practicing over 25 years. Having been in the Courtroom litigating family law cases, as well as having been a consultant mediator for Nassau County Family Court, she is well aware and quite versed in the important and necessary agreements that should go into any Legal Separation document (Separation Agreement). There are a number of benefits to a legal separation as opposed to a divorce.
In your free consultation, you will be versed in the benefits and disadvantages of a legal separation rather than a divorce. The attorney/mediator will also discuss the benefits of a review attorney once the Agreement is prepared.