Legal Separation

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New Mexico Legal Separation Attorney


Legal separation is unique from divorce in that it does not terminate the marriage. A separation is when a married couple chooses to live separately, and they come to an arrangement by court order. The court order will usually determine similar concerns to a divorce agreement, such as:

Legal separations are not common due to the fact they are as legally complicated as a divorce and if a divorce is subsequently desired, then it is necessary to initiate a second legal action in order to transform the legal separation into a divorce. The most common reason for a legal separation is on religious grounds the parties do not believe in divorce. If one party wishes a legal separation and the other party wants a divorce the court will grant the divorce.


If you are considering a legal separation, contact Claire Sanderson Hanna in her capacity as family law attorney today.


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One Executive Center
8500 Menaul NE, Suite B-550
Albuquerque, NM 87112
t: (505) 243-0900
f: (505) 243-5785
Email: channa@nmdivorce.com

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