At Pelletier Marshall & Clark, our RI and MA same sex divorce lawyers understand the difficulty our clients face when contemplating divorce. Many times, our clients wish to legally separate for a trial period before filing for divorce. Legal separation is a viable option for those who wish to establish custody, placement, visitation, and child support for children of the marriage during the separation. However, legal separation does not secure rights to marital property. These are just some of the issues that must be contemplated when considering legal separation. We counsel clients on the options between divorce and legal separation, and advise our clients as to the advantages and disadvantages of each. We represent our clients in legal separation proceedings, to secure their rights and obligations to the children of the marriage, and to maintain the “status quo” of the marital estate during the separation period. Our goal, as always, is to counsel our clients on all of their options and to maximize results.