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Legal Separation vs Divorce

Legal Separation vs Divorce

At the end of your divorce, you are legally single and able to remarry or conduct your life as you desire. A legal separation alternatively does not terminate your marriage status and so you remain legally married and not able to marry another person. The same exact set of issues must be addressed in legal separation as in a divorce, and so a legal separation is not an easier or different process in any way. Legal separation is most often appropriate where there is a religious reason to not divorce or if there is a chance that the parties will get back together but desire in the meantime to agree on how to separate their assets and debts. Both parties must also agree to pursue a legal separation. If the responding party wishes to pursue a divorce rather than a legal separation, the moving party does not have a choice.