What is the difference between separation and divorce?

By |2022-04-04T19:12:22+00:0018 Sep 2015|Categories: Divorce|

One of the main differences between separation and divorce is that when two people are separated they are still legally married. Much like divorce, when two people become legally separated, there is the issue of child custody, property division and separation maintenance that may need to be discussed. They may not be living together, but both spouses still have certain responsibilities that they must tend to during the separation period and, should they divorce after the marriage has ended.

With any legal matter regarding marriage, people may wish to speak to an attorney. Before making the decision to divorce, they may find that a legal separation is the best option. However, some do realize that their marriage is over and that it would be wise for them to get divorced. It is this uncertainty that may cause people to speak to an attorney before they make a decision about how they want to handle their marriage.

If you and your spouse are considering divorcing, then you may want to contact an attorney. All states have rules and laws regarding divorce that may cause some confusion, and an attorney may be able to clear things up for you. You still may not be sure about your decision to divorce, but with someone to lay out the process and all the options available to you, you may be able to finally make a decision.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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