As the best divorce lawyer near you, Fremont Divorce Attorneys are here to support you through the process of your divorce. A limited divorce provides a range of benefits that puts you in the position of legally separated but still legally married. To find out more about these benefits and if this status will apply to you, please feel welcome to get in touch. We offer low-cost services, at the best quality, to ensure everyone can benefit from our work. Our goal is to keep our community happy and well, using our legal knowledge to support everyone that needs it.
What is a limited divorce?
A limited divorce is a legal action that is supervised by the court. It does not end your marriage but instead enables a legal separation. There are many reasons that this may suit you better at this time than a formal divorce. There are requirements, grounds, and other laws that you must meet to qualify for this form of separation. You are not required to get a limited divorce before an absolute divorce, it is more a temporary measure to give you time to make any decisions or take measures required.
Who is it for?
Limited divorces are useful in specific circumstances. Usually, we see people benefit who do not yet have the grounds for an absolute divorce. This is a temporary measure whilst proof and other measures are taken to enable you to qualify for a full divorce. It is also a useful measure if you need financial relief and can not afford a complete divorce yet. Finally, if you are having trouble settling your differences privately, a limited divorce will mean you are legally separated, giving you time to work out what you need to.
Terms of a limited divorce
A court will order you to take a limited divorce. It means that you are legally separated but your marriage is not officially over. Within this status, there are some rules that you must obey. First off, you may not remarry. The limited divorce does not cancel out any property claims but may settle them. It can make temporary decisions about custody, alimony, child support, and use/ possession of property. It may be a permanent status or for a temporary time only, this will be documented with the dates included. Finally, the court can overturn a limited divorce if at any point you decide you want to remain legally married and jointly apply for a discharge.
During the limited divorce
Throughout the limited divorce, the parties live separately but stay legally married. During this process we will aid you to resolve questions surrounding the division of personal and real property, dealing with health insurance coverage, and agreeing on child custody and child support. The process offers you breathing space whilst maintaining your legal position. Saving you money and enabling you time to prepare for a full divorce. Get in touch with us today to arrange your free consultation appointment with our legal team to find out more.