For married couples in Morris County, New Jersey who are having marital issues but are not ready to call it quits just yet, a legal separation may be a good option. A legal separation is the process where a couple separates but remains legally married. It can be beneficial for couples who need time on their own to think things through while they consider their futures. The process enables couples who have children to have child custody and child support temporarily arranged by a court order. Spousal support can also be set forth in a legal separation.
A celebrity couple who have been married for 17 years have filed for legal separation. Joe Flanigan, an actor in Stargate Atlantis and his wife, Katherine Kousi went their separate ways in November, but Kousi just recently filed the official documents for legal separation in Los Angeles. The reason for the separation was listed as irreconcilable differences.
In the documents, Kousi is requesting that her husband pay for her legal bills and wants physical custody of her three boys, ages seven to 13, she shares with Flanigan.
If you are interested in learning more about how a legal separation works and how it may benefit you in your particular situation, you would be well advised to consult with a family law attorney. For those who believe in a possible reconciliation with their spouses, a legal separation can be a good option to take and allow them to rest easy knowing that their interests are protected.
Source: Hollywood, “Joe Flanigan’s wife files for legal separation,” Jan. 28, 2014