Often, couples who are hesitant to jump into divorce seek other options, like an Arvada or Wheat Ridge legal separation. The idea of permanently ending your marriage may be overwhelming, you may still have hope that things can be worked out, or maybe it's just not the right time because you will lose out on certain benefits. Whatever the cause of your reluctance, legal separation may the right option for you and your spouse.
When divorce or legal separation proceedings begin in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, an automatic temporary injunction is a vital part. An automatic temporary injunction essentially outlines what a party is not allowed to do and what a party must do. It is basically a protection that is put in place. Basically, it is about keeping things status quo. Both parties are allowed to continue doing what they have historically been able to do and not do something new. For example, spending from any joint accounts: the parties can continue to spend money on the usual items like groceries and necessary home expenses, but cannot do something withdraw $10,000 from the account.
Often, people in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County think living apart from a spouse means they are legally separated. This, however, is not the case. In order to be legally separated, legal paperwork must be filed with the courts. When married couples choose to not be together anymore, they have two legal pathways to choose from: a legal separation or a divorce.
There is a misconception floating around that simply not living with your married spouse means you are legally separated. But, in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and Arvada, that is definitely not the case. "Legally separated" means just that, there is a separation from the marriage and it is recognized legally by the Jefferson County Courts.