Legal Separation

Legal Separation or Divorce – What is Best for Me?

Did you know under Utah law you can file for a legal separation rather than an actual divorce?  Legal separations are different from divorce in that you remain married to your spouse.  Essentially, you will live apart from your spouse but will remain married under Utah law.  In Utah, legal separations also in effect for twelve (12) months or one (1) year from the date of your hearing or until one spouse...

What Are the Different Types of Separation?

There are a few different types of separation that we will discuss today: trial, permanent, and legal. While divorce and separation have a few similarities, they are not the same. A separation is when a married couple decides to separate. Whether it is a short-term or long-term decision, the couple has chosen to remain legally married but divide their debts, assets, and responsibilities. Continue...

What Should You Not Do During Separation?

Navigating a separation from your spouse is one of the more challenging obstacles you may face in life. It can be painful, heartbreaking, and complicated. With a range of emotions, you will surely feel, it may be challenging to know what to do and, possibly, more importantly, what not to do. Learn more about what you should avoid doing during your separation in today’s blog post below. Don’t Stifle...

What is Parallel Parenting?

Going through a divorce can be one of the more difficult things in life. However, when children are involved, it can become even more difficult. For those sharing custody of their children, ties cannot be severed entirely with an ex. You still need some sort of relationship with one another to make parenting work. This is where parallel parenting comes into play. Continue reading if you would like to...

How Can I Make My Trial Separation Most Successful?

Taking a break from your marriage via trial separation can play a significant role in the outcome of your relationship. Separations can give the necessary time, space and clarity to evaluate any issues at hand and to determine what the next steps need to be. In many cases, the ideal outcome of separation is reconciliation. However, to make the most of your separation, you and your spouse may want to get on...

Does A Separation Help A Marriage?

If you and your spouse can’t stop arguing and have considered divorce, perhaps you should try legal separation first. A legal separation agreement is a document signed by both parties that outlines issues such as spousal support, alimony, and living arrangements during this period. Learn more about legal separation. Understanding Legal Separation Many people confuse legal separation with divorce, but...

What Are The Benefits Of Getting A Legal Separation?

Legal separation is a court-honored agreement between a married couple who has chosen to live apart but remains married. Some couples prefer filing for legal separation over divorce because it establishes parameters for co-parenting, child support, and spousal support. It also leaves the door open for resuming the marriage if the couple makes amends. Below are the Top Four Benefits of Obtaining a Legal...

Transitioning From Legal Separation To Reconciliation

Separation is a confusing period because you’re learning to be independent again while still holding on to your marriage. If you and your spouse have been legally separated for several months and you miss each other, perhaps it’s time to reconcile. Luckily, legal separation isn’t permanent like a divorce, so you and your spouse will be able to restore your marriage without a hassle.  If you and...

The Process of Legal Separation

If you and your spouse have concluded that marriage is no longer right for the both of you, then you’ve probably considered a divorce. Before you take the drastic action of filing for divorce, you and your spouse might benefit from a legal separation first. A legal separation is an agreement that is signed by both spouses that details issues such as child custody, spousal support, and living...

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