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Compassionately Helping You File For Legal Separation

We at Shyama S. Parikh, P.C., understand the emotional strife that can accompany the end of a marriage. If you are considering a separation, you can turn to our firm in Waukegan for assistance. Our legal team provides compassion and care throughout every step of your legal separation or divorce.

How Do I Separate?

The requirements to file for a legal separation are the same as filing for a divorce, except the parties must be physically separated for more than six months without fault on either of them. The parties would still legally be married, but would divide assets/debts as of the date the judgment for legal separation is entered and would also address the issues of custody, child support, attorney’s fees, etc.

Most often, parties choose to obtain a legal separation for medical or religious reasons. The parties cannot get remarried with a judgment for legal separation and will eventually have to file a petition for dissolution of marriage if they want to be legally divorced.

Ask For A Free Consultation About Separation

When you need experience combined with compassion, you can rely on us. We have helped numerous Illinois clients before and we can help you now. To request a completely free initial consultation, please call 847-557-1517 or send us an email.