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San Diego Legal Separation Lawyer

An Alternative to Divorce

A legal separation is a way to separate without ending a marriage. People choose this route for many different reasons. The couple may be ready to live apart, but not ready for the finality of divorce. In other cases, there are religious or practical reasons, such as maintaining health insurance.

Regardless of your reasons for exploring this alternative to divorce, it is helpful to consult with a knowledgeable legal separation attorney in San Diego. Embry Family Law P.C. guides clients through the process and helps them find the right solutions to their unique cases.

Please call (619) 485-6476 to learn more about the legal separation process in a free consultation.

The Legal Separation Process

Although legal separation is different from divorce, the process is similar. You will need to complete certain steps, including filing a petition for legal separation. You will also need to reach an agreement with your spouse regarding important issues, such as child custody and property division. The court will grant a final judgment for the separation.

Crafting a Separation Agreement

A separation agreement is different from the process of legal separation. It is possible to enter into an agreement without going through an official legal separation. The separation agreement addresses the common issues that will arise during the separation period.

Issues addressed in a separation agreement include:

Our legal separation lawyer in San Diego helps clients negotiate and craft legal separation agreements with ease. We have our clients’ best interests at heart and advocate for them emphatically.

If you are contemplating legal separation, call (619) 485-6476 to schedule a free consultation.

The Embry Family Law P.C. Team

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    Ben E. Embry

    Founding Attorney

    Ben was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky. He did not leave Kentucky until he moved to San Diego to attend law school in 2006. Ben grew up on his father’s farm, doing the things that most “farm boys” do: Plowing the fields, tending the cattle, and harvesting crops, all while leaving enough time to fish in the pond. Working for his father is what gave Ben the work ethic he has today. Despite the fact that farming was in his blood, Ben decided early on ...
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    Marie Manalo

    Intake Specialist

    For Marie, the best thing about working at Embry Family Law P.C. is that every day goes by so fast and no two days are ever the same. She loves being able to provide support to the amazing attorneys and colleagues she works with every day. She values and enjoys learning and growing from each person with whom she comes into contact. When she isn’t working, Marie likes to read and journal. She is also a fan of strength-training and dancing, as well as scary movies and good documentaries. You can ...
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    Nicholas Montano

    Legal Assistant

    Nicholas is a native San Diegan who grew up in Golden Hills, right by the 94 freeway. As the middle of three siblings, he was and is the “peace maker” in the family. At Embry Family Law P.C., Nicholas enjoys supporting clients by explaining the process to them, listening to their concerns, and assuring them that they are in good hands and that everything will be okay. Nicholas attended St. Augustine High School and Cuyamaca Community College, and he is working on his last semester to become ABA ...
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