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Sep 16, 2017 ... Now that you've decided to legally separate from your spouse you need to take the first step and file for a legal separation. Before doing anything make sure you fully understand that a legal separation is a binding, legal contract that is just as important as a divorce. Also, anything you agree to in a legal ...

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Married couples may choose to legally separate for a number of reasons. Whatever those reasons may be, however, legal separation is very different than simply living apart. Sometimes, married couples physically separate before filing for divorce -- that is, they choose to live in different residences without going to court.

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A separation agreement is a legally enforceable contract in which a married couple agrees to live apart, although they remain legally married. The document contains the parties' agreement on ...

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legal options, if an informal agreement is not possible. If you are not ready to file for a legal separation or divorce, but need the court's help in getting child support or alimony (support for spouse) there is a special type of court papers that can be filed. You may also seek court orders about custody and visitation without filing ...

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Property division during legal separations and divorces are typically determined by the couple's situation and how it relates to the property. The following situations are common forms of separation affecting property division: Trial Separation. A trial separation refers to a period of time during which spouses live apart to ...

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However, most people decide that their money is better spent on negotiating a Separation and Property Settlement Agreement and then proceeding to file for an Uncontested Divorce. If you first file for a Legal Separation and you do want a divorce you will need to enlarge your Legal Separation into an Absolute Divorce  ...

www.womansdivorce.com/how-to-file-for-a-legal-separation.html

Learn how to file for a legal separation of marriage, as well as how to get separation agreements for your state.

www.forbes.com/sites/jefflanders/2012/01/10/legal-separation-or-divorce-which-is-better-financially

Jan 10, 2012 ... Image via Wikipedia We're all familiar with couples who decide to live separately for awhile before actually getting divorced. And typically, these couples use this “ trial separation” to decide whether or not they want to pursue formal legal action. These days, however, more and more couples are deciding to ...

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South Dakota and North Carolina do not have or recognize a formal process for legal separation. If you are a resident of either state you will need to file for divorce. Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi and Oklahoma do not offer a legal separation process but they do have similar separate maintenance actions ...