Separation or Divorce? Which should I get?

SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO DIVORCE OR JUST SEPARATE FOR THE TIME BEING

Should I get a separation or should I get a divorce? It depends on what it is you want. There are many different reasons people may choose one over the other. Sometimes they are just not ready for the finality of a divorce. Many people have reconciled and gotten back together after a separation. So they never divorce. They use the separation as a kind of time out from marriage, to explore other options, and to see if they miss their spouse.

For other people it’s a financial issue. They don’t really want to deal with the financial repercussions of a divorce as far as property settlement, etc., but at the same time, they want to stop the clock from ticking on any other assets they acquire. So they choose to get a separation than get a divorce.
For other’s it’s about the kids. They want to still be married for the kids sake, but maybe they want to live in different houses for a little while, or see other people without feeling like they are committing adultery.

Usually with separation there is no property distribution as compared to a divorce which would usually entail asset division. The parties could reach a custody agreement in either a separation or divorce. But it would be temporary. Ditto for spousal support and alimony. Final orders would only be available at the time of divorce.

Whatever the reason, you should speak with an attorney to figure out what is the best decision for you.

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