What’s the Difference Between Filing a Legal Document For a Divorce Versus a Separation?

According to an article from the California Court which reads, “No one has to prove someone did something wrong to cause the divorce…”.

The article explains that in the State of California, it is a choice to file a Legal Document for divorce and you don’t actually have to have a reason why you need a legal document for divorce.

Let’s take a quick look at some, but not all differences between filing for divorce versus a legal separation in California, along with how I can help you file your paperwork.

A Legal Document for Divorce in California

According to the article, what a no-fault divorce basically means is that, if you want one, you don’t have to go out of your way trying to explain why you want one to your partner. The good news is you’re in luck because, if you’re a resident of The Golden State, it is absolutely legal for you to go about getting divorced this way.

Although I don’t give legal advice and this blog is not to be construed as legal advice, with a quick search online you can see that there are seventeen states that allow for no-fault divorces. For example, The Law Dictionary published this article showing how California is a state that also allows them.

A Legal Document for Separation in California 

According to the article, when it comes to you filing for a legal document for legal separation, this paperwork will signify that you and your previous spouse will have the courts split your property and/or bills accordingly.

According to the article, the main difference between the paperwork and the forms for divorce is,the two of you will still be legally married after they are filed. Some people decide that legal separation paperwork is all they need, at least initially.

But, there are others who come back later who want to file papers for a divorce and I have no problem helping them as a Sacramento Legal Document Assistant. It is important to keep in mind that I am not an attorney and I do not provide legal advice and Docs-We-Prep is not a law firm. As a Legal Document Assistant, I can type and file your documents at your specific direction.

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If you are in need of my help, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at Docs-We-Prep by calling 916.517.8146. I look forward to hearing from you!


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