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Rhode Island Legal Separation Attorney

How is legal separation different from divorce?

A "legal" separation means that a Judge as entered a Court Order that you and your spouse are no longer living in the same household as husband and wife but that you are still married to your spouse. You are not free to date other people or remarry.

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

"Divorce" means that a Judge has entered a Court Order that you and your spouse are no longer married to each other (the bond of matrimony is dissolved). You are no longer living in the same household: are free to date: are free to remarry.

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The Advantage to Working with The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan

When you discuss your case with my, I will be able to tell you if legal separation is the best option for you. Contact my office by phone or email to schedule your free consultation today!

The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan is here to protect your interests during the course of your separation. I have over 30 years of experience practicing law and am interested not only in your short-term success, but also in setting you up for long term financial health. Legal separation can be a stressful time and I can make sure your rights are protected so that you can concentrate on moving forward.