Get Advice About Legal Separation in New York

Do married couples still get legal separations?

While it is true that most couples separate informally before filing for divorce, there are still some very important reasons why a formal legal separation agreement may be your better option.

Talk to an Experienced New York Marriage Dissolution Lawyer First

New York is not a community property state. All marital property is subject to valuation and equitable distribution in a litigation process. A legal separation agreement can serve as the basis for a property settlement, as well as child custody and visitation arrangements. In the event of divorce, the legal separation agreement already in place can save a substantial amount of time, energy and money as the foundation for the final divorce settlement.
If you are considering divorce, talk to an experienced attorney for legal separation in New York. A New York marriage dissolution lawyer at J&G, LLP, can explain the process for drafting a legal separation agreement and what your options are for property and child custody settlements. Since 1968, our attorneys have been recognized for our willingness to listen, our compassionate representation and our powerful advocacy on behalf of our clients.

Call us at 845-764-9656 or toll free at 866-303-9595 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a consultation.
Our complete range of New York family law services include:

  • Divorce and legal separation agreements
  • Child custody and child support
  • Marital property settlements
  • Spousal maintenance and alimony issues
  • Post judgment modifications

Contact us to arrange a consultation with an experienced New York family law attorney on our team. We have offices in Walden and Monticello. We represent clients in family law courts throughout the Hudson Valley and central New York.