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You can be legally separated with the right documentation

When you're planning on getting a divorce, one of the first steps you may decide to take is going through a legal separation. Maybe you're not sure if you want to go through with a divorce completely, or you want to focus on living separately. In either case, a legal separation can give you protection against things like adultery and give you protection for any new assets you obtain.

Your agreement can determine things like separation maintenance, or how much you'll be paid or your spouse will receive while you're separated. You can work out child custody arrangements, visitation schedules and how you want to divide your property. Since you're not going through a divorce initially, you'll have more time to separate your property and settle into a new lifestyle.

In most cases, you'll live separately and have no intention to continue your marriage at all. Based on state laws, you may need to do this for a year or longer before you can file for a divorce. Once this time has passed, you can file for a divorce or permanent separation, which is a document that is submitted to the court detailing your separation agreement.

Both divorces and legal separations can be filled with legal obligations and challenges. Our website has more information on what you need to do to stay legally separated and to protect your assets during that time. When you're ready to move forward with a divorce, your legal separation and documentation from that separation can be used to quickly resolve your case, so you can move on with your life.

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