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Category Archives: Legal Separation

The Differences Between Separation and Divorce

There is a tendency among some to use the terms “separation” and “divorce” interchangeably, but legally these are two very different issues. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about the differences between them. Legal distinctions The term “separated” can just mean that the couple is living apart—the couple may or may not… Read More »

Protecting Your Rights During a Legal Separation

Legal separation is where a married couple either enters into an agreement known as a separation agreement or gets a determination from the Court which would to allow the couple to live separately and end their marital obligations, without technically ending the marriage. A legally separated couple cannot remarry. However, this agreement (or determination by… Read More »

What to Know About Legal Separation in New York

Some couples prefer a trial separation period before they get divorced, or get separated as a matter of convenience and comfort while the divorce process is going. The majority of separations that occur are unofficial—one spouse simply moves away from the family home, but no legal process occurs to make the separation official. However, there… Read More »