Determining Whether Separation Or Divorce Is Best For You
If you are considering ending your marriage, you face several decisions that will affect your life for years to come. One of the first decisions you must make is whether to file for separation or divorce.
The Law Office of Sami Haddad, APC has years of experience helping clients in the San Diego area with family law issues, including filing for separation or divorce. We can use our experience to assess your situation and help you decide which option is best for you. Then, we will walk you through the process until we help you emerge on the other side.
Separation Vs. Divorce: What Is The Difference?
Separation: If you and your spouse get a legal separation, you cannot remarry until you finalize a divorce. However, separation does allow you to stay on your spouse’s health insurance plan, or vice versa. A separation may be for you if you need some legal distance from your partner, but one of you needs to stay on the other’s health insurance.
Divorce: A divorce does not allow you to stay on your ex’s insurance plan, but it does allow you to remarry as soon as the process is finalized. This option may be for you if you feel confident that you need to end your marriage, you have your own health insurance or you wish to move on with your romantic life.
What If I Am In The Military?
Military insurance may play an important role in your decision to separate or divorce. As long as you are legally separated, your spouse remains on your health insurance.
You should also remember that service members who date someone else while legally separated may be charged with adultery under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Enforcement of this rule is rare, but it is something to consult a lawyer about if you do decide to separate.
Talk To A Lawyer To Determine Your Best Option
The Law Office of Sami Haddad, APC can help you decide which choice to make. Get a free initial consultation at our office in San Diego by calling 619-880-0521 or by sending us an email. We will respond promptly to your communication.