Orange County Legal Separation Lawyer
Why Choose Our OC Family Law Attorney?
W. Douglas McKeague is a highly-respected Orange County
family law attorney who has been providing legal counsel to individuals and families
throughout Southern California area since 1981. Douglas understands that
not all marriages will last and those who have found themselves facing
legal separation or
divorce need someone who they can trust will treat them with compassionate, respect
and kindness during such a difficult time in their life.
Our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of divorce and family
law. It is that knowledge, along with the commitment we have to our clients,
which has allowed us to achieve such outstanding results on their behalf.
If you believe your marriage is irretrievably broken, we advise you waste
no time in retaining counsel from an Orange County legal separation attorney
at our firm. We will take the time to analyze your needs and objectives
before advising you of the legal options that will help you pursue the
most favorable outcome to your case.
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What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?
When a marriage has run its course, or one spouse is no longer willing
and able to continue living with the other spouse, divorce does not have
to be the only option. In some instances an individual will be able to
benefit greatly from opting to obtain a legal separation rather than a
traditional divorce. The main difference between a divorce and a legal
separation is a divorce effectively breaks the bonds of matrimony. Individuals
who have moral or religious reasons for not wanting to divorce can essentially
end the marriage by obtaining a legal separation. Legal separation can
offer many other benefits as well, such as allowing a couple the time
and freedom to determine whether or not they want to continue with the
marriage or bring it to an end and giving individuals the ability to retain
certain marriage benefits.
child custody, asset and
visitation and more will all require resolution regardless of whether you file for
a legal separation or a divorce. Those who choose to file for a legal
separation can always elect to obtain a divorce at a later date without
much effort or expense. If you think you are ready to move forward with
your legal separation, our Orange County divorce lawyer will take the
time to help you understand the process and the rights which will be afforded
to you as a legally separated ndividual before moving forward.
Contact our Orange County family law offices right away to get started with a