The Law Office of

Christopher D. Wasson

Legal Separation Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

A legal separation is an option that the law gives to those want to take a time out from their marriage instead of just dissolving it. This allows these two people time to preserve their property and all child custody and support rights, while delaying the final steps of ending their marriage in Southern California.
This legal separation allows a couple to live separately, but to remain married in the state. During a period of legal separation, neither spouse can enter a domestic partnership or marry. The procedure for legal separation is similar to divorce. A court will decide on issues such as property division and child custody. To minimize the cost and the amount of paperwork, they can work to reach an agreement on their own before commencing the legal separation proceedings.
Christopher Wasson is an experienced family law and legal separation attorney in Woodland Hills, CA. He is always available to individuals who need help regarding legal separations in California. He fully understands the legal separation process and can explain it to his potential clients. If you live in the San Fernando Valley, from Calabasas to Burbank or Ventura, he can help you to make important life decisions regarding your marriage. 

Get Legal Help from an Experienced Family Lawyer

The first part of the process is deciding on the grounds for the legal separation whether they are irreconcilable differences, etc. Next, a petition must be made to the local county court, which includes options for legal separation or dissolution of the marriage. Christopher Wasson can help you to complete this form and to explain your options fully. This form is filed with the court. By filling out the form requesting legal separation based on insanity or irreconcilable, you’re allowing the court to make orders related to child custody and your family.
If you have children under the age of 18, another form must be submitted which is a Declaration under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This gives information to the court that allows it to establish whether it has jurisdiction over a child or children or not. This is relevant for instance if one parent lives in a different state. A filing fee is paid, and the spouse is then served with a copy of the court papers.

Contact Our Woodland Hills Legal Separation Attorney About Your Case Today

Christopher Wasson has represented clients throughout Southern California with legal separation including in the communities of Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Studio City, Northridge, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, Winnetka, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, San Fernando, Chatsworth, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Torrance, and Ventura. To have a comprehensive consultation with him today, call his California law office toll-free at 888-506-9711 today.