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Legal Separation
Portland Legal Separation Attorney

Sometimes, parties may have a marriage that is in serious trouble, but, for a number of reasons, they do not want to be divorced. In those situations, a legal separation may be the answer. The parties may decide to be legally separated for a fixed time or for an unlimited period of time. A judgment of separation may deal with all or only some of the issues that the parties or the court would resolve in a divorce judgment. It is important to carefully and thoughtfully determine what issues should be part of a separation judgment. For example, if the parties divide only some of their property in a legal separation, there must be a clear roadmap to deal with the remainder of the property if the parties later decide to divorce.

Peter has helped many families who choose to legally separate. In the best of circumstances, those families have the opportunity to resolve their issues and reunite.

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