Whether you’re considering divorce or your state requires a separation before divorce. Learn more about separation from our authors.

What Is Legal Separation? (Separation vs. Divorce)


Legal separation is a process in which a married couple formally separates in a way that the court recognizes. Legal separation has many legal implications and is different from a divorce because the couple is still technically married. Read on to learn about the differences between legal separation and divorce. Why Separation? In some

What Is Legal Separation? (Separation vs. Divorce)2023-02-04T16:08:15+00:00

How To File For Legal Separation


If you would like to separate from your spouse but you are not prepared to initiate a divorce action, you can file for legal separation in most states. You will need to prepare a petition you submit to the court in which you can ask for specific relief, such as the division of your

How To File For Legal Separation2023-02-04T16:07:24+00:00

Trial Separations: Do They Work?


When your marriage is increasingly off track or seemingly headed for a cliff, sometimes it’s good to agree to a trial separation to get some time and space between you.  A trial separation can be a cooling off period or a time to really rethink where your marriage is headed. At times, the marital

Trial Separations: Do They Work?2021-07-01T17:23:31+00:00