Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. She was always available and really listened to me and ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else very friendly. I have never had an issue personally or ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His office is extremely professional and efficient. They never forget that ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age discrimination) and gave me options on what I could do. ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' needs. I never hesitate to send him a referral as ...

Robert Davis

Jul 25, 2018

WERE BACK !! First and foremost Peter has a sense of humor. Peter was efficient and effective and on point when it came to the time line of events. Very important ...

Angela Reighard

Jun 26, 2018

Kara Haggerty was an amazing attorney. She handled my highly toxic divorce with aplomb, carefully and skillfully. Megan was also very helpful. Highly recommend!!

Bob Levin

May 11, 2018

I have been working with Peter for last 3 years and the experience has been worthwhile. He is a man of his word and I would highly recommend him.

Beth Sizer

Mar 22, 2018

I am a grandmother who just wants to be involved with her only grandson\'s life in every way, watch him grow and always be there for him and just ...


Jan 10, 2018

Peter is an excellent attorney! He is caring and effective in his representations.

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No two marriages are exactly the same. It therefore stands to reason that no two married couples navigate the challenges of their unions in the exact same ways. If your marriage has become unhealthy or unhappy, you may be contemplating the option of filing for divorce. But if you remain unsure of whether or not divorce is the healthiest option for you and your family, it may make sense to either separate informally or file for a legal separation until you and your spouse can determine which path forward is the healthiest.

The primary difference between an informal separation and a legal separation is that legal separations are recognized by the courts. When you file for a legal separation, you may address matters of property division, spousal support, child support and child custody in ways that are legally enforceable. Should you opt for an informal separation, none of the arrangements you make will be legally enforceable for certain.

For some couples, separation makes sense. This step allows each spouse space and time to evaluate options for the future without having to navigate the pressures of the other spouse’s consistent presence. Some couples can successfully pursue informal separations while others need or desire the protections that a legal separation affords.

If you have questions about separation, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced family law attorney in your area. Meeting with an attorney will not commit you to any course of action, but it will ensure that the choice you make is an informed one.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Does Taking a Break From Your Relationship Postpone the Inevitable?” Terry Gaspard, April 3, 2015