Legal separation provides separation of marital community but the parties remain married.
Sometimes a party wishes to legally separate from their spouse but not divorce them. Legal separations are not a prerequisite to a divorce. Rather, it provides separation of marital community but the parties remain married.
Whether the legal separation is desired for religious or other personal reasons, a legal separation is similar to a divorce in how it addresses the division of property, maintenance, parenting plan and child support.
A legal separation can be converted by either party into a dissolution after six months.
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