The process of separating from your spouse involves a number of factors that need to be considered. Leaving the home may be construed as desertion, a ground for divorce, and can affect issues involving child custody and protecting property interests. Before you separate from your spouse, you should make a plan and consider such things as the possessions you will take, how joint accounts will be treated, who the children will stay with, and how bills will be paid. In order to minimize the difficulties associated with separation, spouses may enter into a temporary separation agreement that will provide protection during the divorce process.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your legal separation issue with a divorce attorney, contact us at (240) 386-8705 or fill out our contact form. The Law Firm of Minshew & Ahluwalia LLP provides legal services to residents in Washington, D.C., and throughout Maryland including Montgomery County, Frederick County, and Prince George's County.