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  Legal separation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legal separation is a possible step towards divorce under United States law.
A couple are legally separated if they have successfully petitioned a court to recognize their separation; simply living apart does not constitute separation for these purposes.
A period of legal separation constitutes grounds for divorce; the length of that period varies from state to state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_separation   (127 words)

  
 Legal separation - what is it?
Legal separation is a formal judgment issued by a court of law that all the issues concerning a marriage have been resolved (child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, distribution of property, attorney fees, and personal conduct) with the exception of marital status.
Legal separation is usually pursued when the parties want to stay married for religious reasons, want the advantage of deductibility of spousal support payments for income tax reasons, or are do not want to wait the state statutory waiting period for termination of marital status.
Legal separation is not a prerequisite to divorce (dissolution of marriage).
family-law.freeadvice.com /legalseparation.htm   (433 words)

  
 36-4-102. Legal separation.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Such complaint shall set forth the grounds for legal separation in substantially the language of § 36-4-101 and pray only for legal separation or for such other and further relief to which complainant may think to be entitled.
A separation agreement, and the fact that complainant and defendant were living apart, is not a bar to a divorce on ground of cruelty.
Where wife is living separate and apart from her husband under a decree of separate maintenance, she commits no wrong against the marital relation by refusing a reconciliation.
www.state.tn.us /tccy/tnchild/36/36-4-102.htm   (3373 words)

  
 Legal Separation
A legal separation is not a divorce because it does not end the marriage.
For example, the marriage partners must be living separate and apart at the time the court action is initiated, and the marriage partner seeking the judgment of legal separation must establish that he or she is not at fault in causing the separation.
The person seeking the legal separation files a petition with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, stating that the parties live separate and apart and that he or she is without fault in causing separation.
www.chicagobar.org /public/diallaw/4.asp   (642 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - separation (Legal Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
The separated parties will ordinarily be bound by the provisions of an agreement respecting the amount to be paid for separate maintenance and the adjustment of their property rights.
Separation by court decree is a divorce a mensa et thora [from bed and board]; the parties are forbidden to live together, and the wife may have a right to alimony.
The laws of the states of the United States vary greatly as to separation; generally, jurisdictions where divorce is difficult to obtain have a more lenient policy toward legal separation than do jurisdictions with easier divorce laws.
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 Lawline Online presented by the Knoxville Bar Association
Legal separation is an alternative for people who cannot continue to live together as husband and wife but who do not want a dissolution of their marriage.
The effect of a legal separation as opposed to a divorce is that the parties to a legal separation are still married to each other in all respects but "bed and board." Sometimes a bed and board divorce is called separate maintenance.
There is a separate statutory provision which empowers the divorce court to grant a divorce from bed and board or from the bonds of matrimony.
www.knoxbar.org /Law_Line/T8_1700.html   (427 words)

  
 Alabama Legal Separation Statute
The terms of a legal separation can be modified or dissolved only by written consent of both parties and ratification by the court or by court order upon proof of a material change of circumstances.
A proceeding or judgment for legal separation shall not bar either party from later instituting an action for dissolution of the marriage.
Otherwise, the court may consider, but is not bound by, the provisions of the legal separation relating to alimony or a property settlement upon a final dissolution of the marriage.
www.divorceinfo.com /allegalseparation.htm   (476 words)

  
 Marital Separation Agreements - FAQs
A marital separation agreement, also known as a property settlement agreement, is a written contract dividing your property, spelling out your rights, and settling problems such as alimony and custody.
A marital separation agreement may be drawn before or after you have filed for divorce —; even while you and your spouse are still living together.
A separation agreement is a legal document that will bind you through many years and determine your rights, obligations, and responsibilities from your marriage.
www.divorcelawinfo.com /intro/separationagreements.htm   (882 words)

  
 legal separation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A Legal Separation is very similar to a dissolution wherein it results in the resolution of all property...
A period of legal separation constitutes grounds for divorce; the length of that period varies from...
Legal Separation: A legal separation case is similar to a dissolution of marriage in...
www.geneticdiscovery.co.uk /legal-separation.html   (447 words)

  
 legal separation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A legal separation is a finding by a court that the conditions or circumstances of a marriage make...
Legal separation is the solution when you're neither married nor divorced.
When a person wants to separate from his or her spouse, but does not want to terminate the marriage, he or she may file a lawsuit asking the court to order a legal separation.
www.new-york.marriage-counseling-1.com /newyork/3/legal-separation.html   (618 words)

  
 The Divorce Store Arizona: Getting a Legal Separation in Arizona
A legal separation will not terminate any life or health insurance until a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage is signed by a judge.
If you believe that divorce is inevitable, we recommend that you do not file for Legal Separation, but wait until you are ready to file for divorce, as filing for Legal Separation will only double the cost and time before you will be able to finalize this chapter of your life and move on.
When you have been served with legal separation papers and you do not agree with what the other party is asking for, you must file a Response or the other party will automatically get what they asked for.
www.divorcestore.com /fees_separation.html   (639 words)

  
 Section 42-364   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
When a court retains legal custody of a child pursuant to this section, the question of whether to change physical custody is determined by the best interests of the child without the necessity of showing any change of circumstances otherwise required for a change in legal custody of the child.
When a court has retained legal custody of a child pursuant to this section, a question whether to change physical custody is determined by the best interests of the child without the necessity of showing any change of circumstances otherwise required for a change in legal custody of the child.
A decree placing legal custody of a minor child in the court with possession in one of the parents is not required to state specific provisions for monitoring that possession.
statutes.unicam.state.ne.us /Corpus/Statutes/chap42/R4203064.html   (4356 words)

  
 Legal Separation Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Legal Separation: A legal separation is a finding by a court that the conditions or circumstances of a marriage make it intolerable for the parties to live together but that the marriage itself should be maintained.
In general, couples who legally separate can either agree to separate voluntarily and draw up a formal agreement or one or both spouses can petition the court for a legal separation.
Generally, legal separations may be granted up to one to two years, depending on the state.
divorce-law.bloodhoundnetwork.com /legal-separation.htm   (121 words)

  
 Divorce Helpline — Legal separation
Legal separation has no six-month waiting period; you can get a judgment as quickly as you can get your papers through the court (a bit sluggish in some counties).
To find out if a legal separation will improve your bottom line, take a trip to your CPA before you take a trip to the courthouse and find out which filing status will work best for both of you.
To remain legally married until the ten-year deadline for military pension enforcement advantages or a twenty-year deadline for PX and commissary benefits.
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 Divorce Law: Legal Separation, Annulment
Spouses who are separated are not free to marry since neither has been returned to the legal status of an unmarried (single) person.
Legal separation is usually pursued when the parties want to stay married for religious reasons, want the advantage of deductibility of spousal support payments for income tax reasons, want to maintain various insurance coverages, or are do not want to wait the state statutory waiting period for termination of marital status.
It provides general legal information to help people understand their legal rights in 125+ legal topics, but is not a substitute for personal legal advice from an attorney.
freeadvice.com /law/545us.htm   (485 words)

  
 DivorceNet - Divorce & Legal Separation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A legal separation is not a "partial" divorce or a half-way step toward divorce.
It is possible to move to New Mexico, start a legal separation, and after six months convert the case to a divorce.
Separate property is essentially any property you owned before the marriage, received as a gift specifically to you during the marriage, and property you inherited during the marriage.
www.divorcenet.com /states/new_mexico/nm_faq02/view   (1119 words)

  
 About Legal Separation
Legal separation is much like dissolution except neither Party may remarry and certain benefits (such as health insurance) remain in place when they would otherwise not remain available in a dissolution situation.
If you decide you want a divorce, rather than legal separation, after you have obtained a Judgment of Legal Separation, you will need to open a new case and go through all the procedures necessary to obtain a divorce.
Agreements from your legal separation matter may be adopted into your dissolution case but you will still need to file the petition, summons, judgment paperwork, etc.
www.sacramentoattorneys.net /about_legal_separation.htm   (197 words)

  
 Divorce/Legal Separation/Annulment
Legal Separation: A legal separation case is similar to a dissolution of marriage in terms of the range of issues that are resolved in the case, except that the parties remain married to each other.
For legal separation or nullity cases, one or both spouses need only be a resident of this county at the time this case is started.
The effective date for legal separation or nullity is the day the judgment is entered, that is, the day the judge signs the judgment.
www.saccourt.com /family/divorce/divorce.asp   (2339 words)

  
 Orange County California Divorce Lawyer / Family Law Attorney / Tenants Rights Lawyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The grounds for "legal separation" in California are the same as for dissolution: irreconcilable differences and Incurable Insanity.
Couples sometimes choose legal separation instead of divorce for religious reasons, or to maintain coverage of an ailing spouse on the other party's medical insurance.
A separation agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that can provide for spousal support, child custody, time-share rights, child support, and a division of property acquired during the marriage.
home.pacbell.net /edbjr/topic03.htm   (287 words)

  
 Legal Services
Legal separation is an alternative for people who don't wish to divorce for religious or other reasons.
However, a legal separation can be converted to a divorce by either party after one year.
A legal separation is granted on the grounds that the marriage relationship is broken.
www.derrlaw.com /Services.htm   (2781 words)

  
 LEGAL SEPARATION AGREEMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
How long does the duty to pay child support last?In general, the obligation continues until the child reaches the age of 18 or is otherwise emancipated beforereaching the age of 18 (i.
married; is living on his/her own, etc. legal separation agreement Arkansas child custody laws.
The court will make a separate order with regard to who must pay the costs of extraordinary medical and dental expenses.
www.geocities.com /gordonqvsuper/legal-separation-agreement.html   (532 words)

  
 Legal Separation in Washington Renton Divorce
A married party may initiate an action for legal separation in lieu of divorce.
A legal separation allows the parties to remain married but ends the economic community, allowing each to retain his or her earnings and be solely responsible for his or her debts incurred after separation.
A legal separation action allows the parties to have the protection of the courts, without the necessity of disolving the marriage that a divorce action would do.
www.mgrlaw.com /familylaw/legalseparation.html   (242 words)

  
 Legal Separation - Separate Maintenance
Usually, when people use the term "legal separation", they are referring to a situation where a court has entered an order governing what will happen while the parties are separated, perhaps covering issues such as child custody and support, and spousal support (alimony).
It is possible for a married couple to separate without going to court, on the basis of a mutual understanding or even a written agreement.
If your separation later turns into a divorce, the manner in which you have divided your personal property may well be the manner in which that property becomes divided for the purposes of the divorce.
www.expertlaw.com /library/family_law/legal_separation.html   (1112 words)

  
 Legal Separation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
You may get a legal separation if there is a breakdown in the marriage and you want to separate but stay legally married to protect significant religious, financial, social or legal interests.
The judge hearing a legal separation case can decide child custody, child support, spousal support and the division of property and debts.
There are many things to consider when deciding whether to file for a legal separation that may have serious consequences for you and your family.
www.state.ak.us /courts/shclegsep.htm   (157 words)

  
 Surviving legal marriage separation
Whether you are surviving your first or your hundredth separation, the psychology is much the same.
As uncomfortable as the two weeks prior to and after the separation can be, the real challenge is to thrive during the months in between.
If your separation is due to a military deployment, there are limitations for phone calls and e-mail.
flfl.essortment.com /legalmarriages_rvan.htm   (773 words)

  
 Legal separation - LuckyWebs.com
"Annulment, legal separation and divorce" from the sassy lawyer's
It also lists the limited reasons available for a legal separation or and the reasons why a legal separation or divorce may be granted by the court.
A : A "legal separation" means that the husband and wife are living A legal separation is not the same as a divorce.
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 Legal separation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Legal separation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Legal separation is a possible step towards (The legal dissolution of a marriage) divorce under (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776) United States law.
If they do not reconcile, and wish to divorce after the statutory time period, they must file for divorce explicitly.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/legal_separation.htm   (146 words)

  
 divorce firm arizona
legal fees include court costs and depend on the type of case to be undertaken, but will always be considerably less than those charged by an attorney or law firm.
This firm's practice is limited to divorce, legal separation and annulment cases.
legal forms used in annulment, legal separation and divorce in the forms section.
divorcefirm.net   (265 words)

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