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Legal Separation

Many couples choose to pursue a trial separation before filing divorce. A legal separation can give couples an idea of what it is like living apart before they commit to a divorce. Since divorce is a long and complicated process, many couples find that separation helps them plan for their divorce, and some even reconcile and choose to remain married.

Texas does not recognize legal separation, but that does not mean you and your partner cannot try a temporary separation in Katy before you divorce. Your divorce lawyer can help you write a separation agreement that will clarify each partner’s rights during the separation, giving you the guidelines needed. Your separation agreement may even help direct divorce proceedings later by helping you negotiate many of the same issues that must be settled during the divorce process.

Constructing a fair, mutually beneficial separation agreement

Though it is not a legal document, your separation agreement could easily come into play during your divorce. That is why it is important that you and your partner write your separation agreement with the help of an experienced divorce attorney. At the Law Office of J. Gary Langford, our divorce lawyers have guided many couples to a fair, mutually beneficial separation and divorce.

When you need a divorce mediator to negotiate for you

Our firm understands the complexities of your case, and our divorce attorneys and divorce mediators have the knowledge and skills to help you draft a separation agreement that will satisfy you and your partner. We can help you negotiate big issues such as child custody, spousal support, complex property division, and pre- and post-marital agreements that could become points of contention during your divorce.

Seek experienced legal counsel

The Law Office of J. Gary Langford ranks among the top divorce law firms, serving Texas and the greater Houston area with over 30 years of experience. We provide representation in corporate business law, commercial litigation, real estate, personal injury, and divorce law in Katy, Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and throughout Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties. To schedule an appointment with our office for a consultation regarding your case, contact the Law Office of J. Gary Langford today.