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Legal seperation

How do you do this? WHere do you go? How much does it cost?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Most states don't recognize a legal separation. Either your married or your not.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 7:05 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • Talk to a laywer. Look in the phone book.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:14 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • If you are married, once you leave and are no longer living together you are considered legally separated (in most states). This does not give you legal custody, and you can file for a temporary hearing to establish custody, child support, decree of separate maintenance (which means that you two are legally no longer sharing funds, and are not liable for the other partners personal debt which is accrued after this point).

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:16 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • OP here. My husband is moving out of state. We are not ready for thr commitment of a divorce. We are doing a 90 probation period, LOL SO when he is gone...we are considered seperated...LEGALLY????? I just dont understand.

    Answer by Amberoz at 4:20 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • No, I do not think you are LEGALLY separated just because you are physically separated. When you are legally separated, your money is no longer joint, any debt incurred by one of the parties is not joint debt, etc. In the state I live in, you have to file for legal separation, just as you would for a divorce. It's like a divorce, but the difference is, should you decide to reconcile, you can rescind the separation. The legality of it likely depends on your state's laws.

    Answer by MeandMyBabes at 5:06 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

  • OP~ Google family law for your state... It depends on where you live, in SOME (not all) states, being physically separated IS a legal separation... (Family law- Separation- State you reside in)

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:15 PM on Feb. 16, 2010

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