Legal Separation

Milwaukee Legal Separation Attorneys

Legal separation in Wisconsin is a separate legal procedure that is started when people wish to have legal protection but wish to remain married. It involves a court order declaring that all the issues concerning the marriage have been resolved (child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, distribution of property, and attorney fees) with the exception of marital status. Spouses who are separated are not free to marry since neither has been returned to the legal status of an unmarried (single) person.

Legal separation historically was often pursued rather than a divorce for religious reasons. The other primary reason for pursuing a legal separation is in some cases a party's employer may continue health insurance benefits to the other party as if the parties' were still married. This is a rare exception as the vast majority of employers treat a legal separation as a divorce when it comes to health insurance.

If you would like to pursue a legal separation our Attorneys can help. Contact our Milwaukee Wisconsin legal separation lawyers today to discuss your case.