If you are thinking about ending your marriage, there are a number of good reasons why you might want to consider a legal separation instead of a divorce or dissolution.To learn more about this option and why it might or might not be a realistic option for you — contact a legal separation attorney at the law offices of Paul Panico in Columbus, Ohio, for a free consultation.

A Starting Point, a Time-Out, a Dignified Alternative

Legal Separation AttorneyOur firm helps people in the Columbus area and throughout central Ohio with the process of obtaining a legal separation. Some of the most common reasons why people choose legal separation as opposed to something more “final” include:

Religious beliefs: People of some faiths face a major dilemma if their marriage is in trouble. Legal separation offers an acceptable alternative to divorce or dissolution in most cases.

Personal reasons: Physical or mental illness, health care insurance and children are just a few of the many personal reasons people choose to obtain a legal separation as opposed to divorce.

Cooling off: Sometimes, trouble spots in a marriage are just that — trouble spots. They do not last forever. A legal separation can provide the time needed for cooler heads and hearts to prevail.

Testing the waters: Divorce is a major decision that changes your life; some people want to be “sure” before they make it. A legal separation can give you a better idea of whether divorce is what you want. If so, the legal separation agreement can make the actual process of divorce easier.

Our lawyer Paul Panico has nearly 20 years of experience with helping people to work through issues such as child custody, visitation and support on their way to obtaining a legal separation agreement. He can help you too.