Marital Separation

If you are experiencing difficulty in your marriage, a break may be helpful. It can give you the space you need to determine whether to give things another shot or file for divorce. The separation and divorce attorneys at Pozsik & Carpenter in Columbia SC can walk you through your options and, if needed, help you legally separate.

How Is Legal Separation Different than Divorce?

South Carolina actually refers to legal separation as an action for “separate maintenance and support,” and while there are a lot of similarities to the legal action of divorce, spouses actually remain married. Although you remain married, the following become legally defined:

  • Property Division — including real estate, cars, furnishings, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and other assets
  • If a couple has children together — child custody, child support, and visitation
  • Alimony — needs based on spousal support payment

Legal Separation Attorney in Columbia SC

We’re ready to help you start the process of moving toward a happier tomorrow. So, schedule a consultation today with our experienced Columbia SC legal separation attorneys.

I've met with Josh Pozsik to talk over some issues and he is wonderful to work with. He really cares about his clients and listens. Again, he listens! People I've spoken with before listen and get busy thinking about what they want to say in regards to the first few sentences said instead of listening completely so they can give a correct answer. I had all of Mr. Pozsik's attention and I appreciated it. Shannon H.