Legal Separation

A legal separation is similar to a divorce in that a legal arrangement is made regarding the division of property, child custody, visitation, spousal support and child support, however, the two parties will remain legally married. A legal separation is often preferable in situations where the couple wishes to keep the legal status of the marriage in place for a variety of reasons including children, religious purposes or maintaining health insurance for a spouse. For instance, if in the military, under the 20/20/20 rule, a spouse might have lifetime medical care if the marriage is maintained for twenty years. Going through the process of a legal separation – while seemingly simpler – can still prove to be a difficult process. Even if you and your spouse are on friendly terms, you may have some disagreements regarding specific issues and Bill’s expert help can prove invaluable. When you contact Bill you will have the opportunity to speak with a skilled and compassionate lawyer about your individual situation. He will assist you in addressing issues such as custody, property division and child support. Let him help you properly work through the process of legal separation.

At Fryer, Shuster & Lester, P.C. we deal with all types of family law cases, including those involving: adoption, child custody and visitation, children’s rights, child support, paternity, legitimation, marriage and pre-marital agreements, separation agreements, divorce, military divorce, spousal support and alimony, equitable division of marital property, modification, enforcement (contempt), elder law matters, general estate planning, cohabitation agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and other legal issues pertinent to the family. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

We represent clients throughout the entire Atlanta area including the communities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Decatur, Marietta, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Forsyth County, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Douglasville, Lithonia, Tucker and Snellville. Please click on the bio of William R. Lester here to learn more about his practice or click here to read some client testimonials. Please also feel free to utilize our family law resource links.

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