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 had a very complicated family issue with many moving parts. Josh took the time to walk me through all my options and helped me put a plan together to protect my family's future! He has an amazing insight into all the family laws and possibilities! I will refer Josh to all that need help!! Michael N.