Law Office of Susan J. Gurev, APLC
Law Office of Susan J. Gurev, APLC

Tustin Family Law Firm

Helping Clients, And Their Families, Deal With The Emotional Issues Of Divorce And Legal Separation

For many couples, there comes a time when they realize that they may be better off apart than together. In some instances, couples may decide filing for divorce is their best option, while others choose the route of legal separation.

At the Law Office of Susan J. Gurev, APLC, we are committed to helping couples determine which alternative is best for them and their family. From beginning to end, we will carefully explain your rights and walk you through the divorce or separation process. Your future and the future of your family are too important not to seek experienced legal guidance.

Understanding The Differences Between Divorce And Legal Separation

In California, there are some crucial differences ― and some similarities ― between divorce and legal separation. However, in order to fully comprehend the importance of these distinctions, you must first familiarize yourself with the basics.

  • Uncontested divorce: An uncontested divorce occurs when you and your spouse are able to agree upon, and resolve, all divorce-related legal issues, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody, just to name a few. Since the court does not have to resolve these disputes, uncontested divorces are often quicker, less complicated and far less costly.
  • Contested divorce: As its name implies, a contested divorce occurs when you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement regarding all divorce-related issues ― meaning the court will step in and resolve the issues for you. It is crucial to have a skilled divorce attorney in your corner should your divorce require litigation.
  • Legal separation: If you are not sure if divorce is right for you or your family, you may be able to seek a legal separation in California. Essentially, a legal separation is for those couples who wish to live separate lives, but are interested in keeping their marriage intact. There are many reasons people choose legal separations, including religious grounds and for insurance purposes. However, with a legal separation you must still address many of the same issues as divorce, including child custody, child support and possible property division.

Contact The Law Office Of Susan J. Gurev, APLC, Today For Help

With more than a decade of legal experience, attorney Susan Gurev possesses the knowledge and experience to help you resolve your divorce as effectively and efficiently as possible. While the best outcomes are often obtained through skillful negotiations, Ms. Gurev will litigate your case when necessary.

To schedule a reduced rate consultation with a compassionate and dedicated lawyer, reach out to us online or call us at 657-212-9661. While our office is located in Tustin, we serve clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas, including those in Irvine, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, San Diego and throughout Southern California.