There are two popular ways of ending a marriage- one is legal separation and the other is divorce. Generally, when differences arise and increase between couples, they often decide to terminate the marital knots by getting divorced. But divorce is not always the solution. Sometimes the differences may be settled even without getting divorced by filing for legal separation. There are many cases when the couples decide to live separately for a while before actually getting divorced. This separation period is like a “trial separation” to decide whether or not they want to pursue formal legal action.
During this separation period, however, more and more couples decide to remain separated, rather than divorce-even after they know their marriages are fractured beyond repair.
Legal separation or judicial separation is a process by which a married couple may formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married. The parties are still married and cannot remarry. Legal separation is an apparent solution for people who want to avoid the supposed stigma of divorce and who hold strong religious objections to divorce, or hope to save a marriage. It involves staying separate from the spouse for some time, with due permission of the court. Couples are given a certain time period to improve their relationship, without terminating the marriage. If, during this period of separation, the couple can work their problems out they can resume their married life. If the situation does not seem to get any better, they can file for divorce to end the marriage.
Sometimes opting for legal separation rather than divorce is a good financial decision. Therefore, one should know what actually legal separation is all about. For this, you need to understand what are the pros and cons of both divorce and legal separation so that you take a proper decision about your relationship.
So, if you and your spouse or any of your friend or relatives is considering divorce, our firm can best help you to decide a better option for you.