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Legal Separation & Separation Agreements in Irvine, CA

Orange County Family Law Attorneys

If you are married or involved in a registered domestic partnership and are considering separation, it is important to understand what is involved. Legal separation, which involves filing a petition with the court and then a final court judgment regarding the terms of the separation, and a separation agreement, which can be entered into by spouses or partners without the involvement of the court, can offer you a way to live separate and apart without legally terminating your marriage or partnership.

Separation can give spouses or partners time apart to determine whether they want to reconcile, and a separation agreement can serve as a foundation of a divorce agreement later on. As with any family law matter, it is important to work with an attorney who can protect your interests.

Sullivan Law & Associates has a long history of representing married persons and domestic partners in separation proceedings across Orange County. Attorney Richard Sullivan has been practicing law since 1978 and has tried over 15,000 family law cases. He and the rest of our attorneys are committed to delivering quality legal representation and personalized support through your separation.

Find out how we can help you. Call (949) 565-2793 today!

Issues to Address in a Separation Agreement

Whether you are drafting a separation agreement or have petitioned the court for legal separation, there are a number of issues that must be addressed, similar to those addressed in a divorce:

When you work with an Irvine separation attorney at our firm, we will work with you closely to understand and identify your goals for every one of these points. We will then apply our skill and resources to secure the best possible result.

Contact our Irvine office today at (949) 565-2793 to arrange a free consultation.

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    “Words cannot express all that I wish to say. After a long 4hrs this morning of trembling and at times felt I couldn’t breath. What you did for me, your attention to detail, positive information and the kind words of support just to name a few. I am so overwhelmed and speechless that all I can manage to say right this minute is, thank you, thank you and thank you. This journey of being a divorced parent and always being blamed is not easy. People like you make this rocky road easier to travel.”

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    “I went from no time with my son to over 70% parenting time with my son.”

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    “Indeed she sets a standard for the entire legal profession that I wish all attorneys could rise too.”

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    “She helped me with child support, child custody basically all different types of family law.”

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