How Does In-Home Separation Work in California?

Hossein Berenji, Nov 24, 2023

California is one of the states that recognize legal separation. However, when couples separate, they must typically live apart. Otherwise, they continue accumulating marital assets that would be subject to community property laws during a divorce. However, the cost of living in California can be too high for some couples to move into separate residences. […]


What Is a Date of Separation?

Hossein Berenji, Mar 29, 2022

The date of separation in California family law is different from being legally separated. The date of separation occurs when spouses end their economic union. Therefore, it can significantly impact matters related to property division, spousal support, and child support. How Do You Determine the Date of Separation in California? The issue of when a […]


How to File for Legal Separation in California

Hossein Berenji, Dec 14, 2020

In California, marriage or registered domestic partnership terminates by: Divorce Legal separation Annulment Couples who do not wish to divorce might choose legal separation instead. There are similarities between legal separation and divorce, but there are also differences. In a legal separation, the court decides the same issues it would in a divorce case.  The […]


What is Legal Separation and How Can It Benefit You?

Hossein Berenji, Feb 15, 2018

Did you know that January is the most popular month for spouses to legally separate and/or file for divorce? Many experts believe that the month is so popular because it marks a new beginning. New year resolutions are incredibly popular, and spouses who are unhappy in their marriages may decide to take their lives in […]