Legal Separation

Do I need a legal separation or a divorce?

Divorce is not always the solution for couples who want to live separate lives. In certain circumstances when the marriage is not irreparably broken, but a party needs legal protection a legal separation may be the appropriate answer.

Legal Separation vs. Separation vs. Divorce

In everyday life the terms separation, legal separation and divorce are often used synonymously. In the law, they are different and provide different protections and rights.  In Minnesota, a legal separation affords you certain protections; however, it is important to have legal advice to make the decision as to whether a dissolution of marriage or a legal separation is the best type of proceeding for your case.  Attorney Kathleen O’Connor has the experience to advise you in making this important decision of type of proceeding.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for a Legal Separation?

A legal separation is not just moving out, it is a legal proceeding very similar to a dissolution proceeding and can impact your rights moving forward. An experienced lawyer can assist you in determining whether a divorce or legal separation is best for your circumstances. In addition contacting an attorney prior to separation can provide you with the knowledge of how your proposed separation could impact your case.

Why Hire O’Connor Law and Mediation PLLC?

With decades of experience in family law, our attorney, Kathleen O’Connor, knows how to navigate through the complexities of the state’s legal system. She helps you find the best legal solutions to the issues involved in your legal separation case, using a resolute yet compassionate approach to family law issues in Minnesota.

Call today to schedule a free 30 minute consultation: 952.529.1961.