What Does Legal Separation Protect You From?

What Does Legal Separation Protect You From

Many people who come to the Renken Law Firm in Galveston, TX have questions about what a legal separation is and  if they may benefit from it before a divorce. However, the state of Texas does not recognize legal separations. Luckily, there are some options which may have similar results for those who are looking to protect themselves before a divorce.


In Texas, courts allow you to use temporary orders, protective orders, and even separation agreements to reach many of the same outcomes as someone in another state who files for a legal separation. All of these orders are similar to legal separations because they work to find solutions for parental visitation issues, financial support, property orders, and more.


What is a temporary order?

Temporary orders are choices made by family courts at the hearing that a couple signs their original petition for divorce. The court will help make decisions for concerns that need immediate attention for the safety of all parties and to protect the best interests of any children involved.


The most common issues that will be addressed in a temporary order include:


-Child custody and visitation

-Child support payments

-Spousal support

-Possession of vehicles

-Possession of marital home

-Health Insurance

-Bill Division


If you are in Texas and looking to file for divorce from your spouse, the team at Renken Law Firm is here to help you. Our team of legal professionals offer services for all types of divorce from mediation to litigation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you begin the divorce process.


COVID-19 Response

If you are in a position where you want to file for divorce, working with an experienced divorce attorney, such as Dawn Renken, can help make the process less of a burden. At Renken Law Firm in Galveston, TX our family law professionals are here to help you find affordable and amicable solutions for divorce by continuing to offer our legal services at this time. There is no reason to put your needs on hold during this time of social distancing. We are here to continue providing legal services to families in Galveston and in the Greater Houston area. Contact us today to learn more about the legal services we offer and how we can help get you on track as soon as possible.


Divorce Attorney in Galveston TX

Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.


Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 956-6767