In certain situations, legal separation may be a reasonable alternative to divorce. Legal separation will often involve the same issues as a divorce (e.g. shared property, shared debt, child custody, spousal maintenance, etc). The main difference is that in a legal separation both parties are still considered “married” in the eyes of the law so neither party can lawfully remarry.
Reasons for deciding to legal separate as opposed to filing for divorce include, but certainly are not limited to the following:
If divorce may seem like an extreme measure to resolve the differences you have with your spouse, then legal separation may be the option that will make the most sense for everyone involved. Since legal separation typically involve complex legal issues, it is important that you seek independent legal advice to navigate this process and to ensure that your rights are protected and you remain aware of any obligations that you have.
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