Legal Separation

A Legal Separation is very similar to a Divorce in that, issues involving child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division all need to be addressed and finalized.  The key difference between a Decree of Divorce and a Decree of Legal Separation is that the parties are still technically married after the issuance of a Decree of Legal Separation, and after all of the above listed issues have been resolved.  Generally, property acquired after the Decree of Legal Separation is granted is that individual’s, and is not subject to division in any future Divorce or Dissolution action.  Also, it is important to note, for the reasons stated above, an action for Legal Separation is relatively rare.

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