Once you are sure your marriage cannot be saved by counseling for you, your spouse or as a couple, make an appointment to consult with a local attorney who is experienced in the Family Law field. He/she can advise you of your rights, duties and obligations under the law of the state where you reside. Based on his/her experience before the local judges, the attorney may also give you an opinion as to how a particular judge might decide the issues that are presented by the facts of your case.
Subject to the advice of an attorney of your choice, you should consider a number of things before separation:
These are just a few items for you to consider before separating from your spouse. There are a myriad of others, which can and should be explored with your attorney before you proceed.
John A. Jones, South New Jersey family lawyer from the firm of Borger Jones Matez & Keeley-Cain, P.A., located in Cherry Hill, NJ.