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When most people consider pursuing a legal change of marital status, potentially with the assistance of our lawyers, they are usually thinking about divorce. However, in such cases, a divorce may not be the only alternative to remaining in a marriage. Other forms of separation exist that involve less expense and simpler procedures.

If you live in Greenwich and are contemplating divorce or any other significant change in marital status, you can speak with our Greenwich separation lawyers to ensure that you are fully informed before taking the next step. Important decisions like these should not emerge from guesswork and speculation. You can use the experience of our seasoned attorneys to make the decision that is right for you.

Types of Separation

In many cases, a divorce may not be the only alternative to remaining in a marriage. Other forms of separation exist that involve less expense and far simpler procedures.

If you live in Greenwich and are contemplating divorce or some change in marital status other than divorce, you can speak with our Greenwich separation lawyers at SGCBBW to ensure that you are fully informed before taking the next step. Important decisions like these should not emerge from guesswork and speculation. Get the facts, consider the alternatives, and then decide.

Grounds for a Divorce or Legal Separation

In some cases, a couple may prefer to obtain a legal separation rather than a divorce. The law provides/requires the same grounds in either case.  While most if not all Divorces or Legal Separations use the basis of an “Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage”, additional grounds, which still remain in the statues, though rarely pled, do include:

  • Adultery
  • A habit of substance abuse
  • Cruelty deemed unbearable
  • Desertion that includes neglect of duty for at least one year
  • A fraudulent marriage contract
  • 18 previous months of separation between the partners and no real chance of future reconciliation
  • A partner’s previous absence, without contact, for seven years
  • A sentence of life in prison for any criminal offense or a sentence of more than one year for an infamous crime that is considered a violation of conjugal duty
  • Cumulative institutionalization for mental illness for at least five of the six previous years
  • An irreparable breakdown of the marriage

Someone in Greenwich who seeks to terminate or suspend a broken marriage can find answers to their questions and learn more about the grounds and procedures for obtaining a divorce or legal separation by scheduling a consultation with our experienced Greenwich separation attorneys.

Work with Our Lawyers Who Know All Potential Paths to Separation

If you and your spouse made a mistake that you hope to rectify quickly, or if it appears that you were never legally married, or if you would like to proceed as if you had never married, you can benefit greatly by speaking with our separation attorneys. Whether the corrective action available to you is simple or involves a further effort, you should know your options and how to pursue them.

Get informed before making important choices. Schedule a consultation with our team of Greenwich separation lawyers. Determine the right step for right now and move forward.