A divorce (also known as a dissolution) and a legal separation are similar. Both types of actions may include support, division of property, and custody. The real difference is that for a dissolution, the parties are legally divorced when the judgment for dissolution is entered. Either party can then marry a third party. On the other hand, at the time of judgment for a legal separation, the parties are legally separated. Neither party is legally able to marry a third party. If an action is started as a legal separation, it can be changed to a divorce as long as a judgment has not been entered. Unfortunately after judgment, a legal separation cannot be changed to a divorce.
If you need a divorce attorney in the Orange County area, contact Treviño Law, Inc, at (949) 643-5662. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.
Treviño Law, Inc
23151 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, California
Phone (949) 643-5662