Calabasas Separation Attorneys
Legal Separation in Los Angeles & Ventura County
Legal separation won’t dissolve your marriage in the eyes of the California courts, but there are still many advantages to filing a separation agreement. As a legal matter, a separation allows your attorneys to begin the process of marital property division during the mandatory six-month waiting period prior to the final divorce decree.
A legal separation may allow spouses to continue to take advantage of health care and tax benefits enjoyed by married couples. For long-term marriages where neither party expects to remarry, a separation may be an excellent option.
If divorce is not your ultimate objective, legal separation protects your rights throughout the process of setting support and dividing marital property.
Benefits of a Well-Drafted Legal Separation Agreement
The benefits of a separation agreement include:
- You may retain certain benefits of a married couple, including health insurance benefits.
- You can protect your rights in all matters relating to alimony, child custody, and child support.
- You may include provisions restricting access to joint checking, savings, and credit card accounts.
- You may protect yourself from any debt incurred by your spouse during the waiting period prior to your divorce becoming final.
- Your separation agreement may include specific items relating to mortgage payments, home maintenance, and use.
If you are separating from your spouse, considering a divorce, or want
to learn more about the benefits of legal separation, find out how we
can help you draft a separation agreement that is right for you.
Contact us today at (844) 252-1140
We have offices in Beverly Hills, Calabasas & Westlake Village.
Certified Family Law Specialists
We have three certified family law specialists on our team. A certified family law specialist must pass a rigorous exam, fulfill mandated ongoing educational requirements, been favorably evaluated by peer review, and show at least a five-year focus and proficiency in family law.
At Feinberg & Waller, APC all the attorneys attend monthly team performance strategic planning sessions to execute and deploy tactical case management objectives. Clients receive added value as they are never charged for more than two of the attorneys during these meetings, yet the partners and associates together brainstorm on each matter within the firm.
Role of the General Counsel
The office of Feinberg & Waller, APC has a general counsel whose role is to focus on law firm management, corporate governance, and business policy. The litigation attorneys are then able to focus on your matter rather than having to concentrate on running the business aspect of a law firm.
Outstanding National and International Reputation
Firm shareholder, Marshall Waller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Fellows are recognized as having advanced skills in family law and are recognized leaders in the field.
Our Intake Process helps us determine if we can handle your matter while managing the needs of our existing clients.
Our Case Intake manager will ask you basic questions. Feinberg & Waller, APC limits the number of cases we accept because we’ve found that selectivity advances our commitment to excellence.
After the intake process, we run a conflict check to make sure we have not spoken with the other party in your matter in the past. If we determine that there is no conflict, our case intake manager will go over the range in fees , from our Paralegals at $195/hr, to our Associate Attorneys starting at $250/hr, and our Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS) starting at $495/hr.
We will schedule your consultation with one of Feinberg & Waller, APC Certified Family Law Specialists. A CFLS has gone through a rigorous process of proven qualifications. If you find yourself in the position where you need to speak to an attorney immediately, you may schedule an initial consultation with Marshall Waller through our "Schedule Consultation" links.