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 […]

Can You Get Back Together After Legal Separation?

Contrary to popular belief, legal separations are not the same thing as a divorce. If you and your former spouse went for a legal separation, then you still can legally get back with your former spouse if you reconcile with that person. This process is known as a reversal, and courts have a specific process […]

How Legal Separation Impacts Kids

Legal separation affects a significant portion of children, with studies finding that half of all children in the United States will witness the ending of their parent’s marriage. Separation has short-term and long-term effects on children and can impact their development into adulthood. Although you don’t want your children to suffer, you and your spouse […]

Why Try Legal Separation?

If you and your spouse can’t stop arguing and you have both concluded that marriage is no longer right for the two of you, hold off on getting a divorce. Before officially filing for a divorce, it might benefit both you and your spouse to try legal separation first. Legal separation is an arrangement in […]

Is Legal Separation Permanent?

People use divorce and legal separation interchangeably, but they are not the same. Although both are different types of separations that two people can consider, the two come with their own processes and legal agreements. The main difference between divorce and legal separation is that legal separation is not permanent. In contrast, if you and […]

The Financial Benefits of Legal Separation

Legal separation is a court-honored agreement that allows couples to retain their marital status while living apart. There are many benefits to obtaining a legal separation including providing parameters for co-parenting, leaving the door open for reconciliation, and giving yourself time to test the waters of divorce before making a decision. Among the many benefits […]

Is Legal Separation a Better Option for You?

A legal separation is an option that can be pursued by married couples who no longer desire to live together. In a legal separation, couples retain their marital status while they are living apart from each other. Many couples choose to pursue this option for a variety of reasons. If you are on the cusp of […]

5 Things You Should Know About Legal Separation

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, but are not quite ready to take the plunge, consider obtaining a legal separation. The idea of getting a divorce can be overwhelming and scary. A legal separation is a great place to start if you want to test out the waters of divorce before taking that […]

What is Legal Separation?

Both a divorce and a legal separation create formal distance between you and your spouse. The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that when a couple divorces, their marriage is formally ended. In a legal separation, while the couple no longer lives together, they are still technically married. They must still mark […]

Quick Financial Tips To Help During A Legal Separation

For those who may not be familiar with the term, a legal separation is similar to divorce but does not terminate the marriage. In certain circumstances, couples may decide that legally separating is a better choice than fully dissolving a marriage. Common reasons to separate include insurance reasons, military benefits, religious beliefs, or even tax-related […]