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Legal Separation vs. Divorce

Legal Separation vs. Divorce What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce. Legal Separation and Divorce follow the exact same process, and resolve the same issues including custody, visitation, property division, maintenance and child support, but a...

Legal Separation versus Divorce

Legal Separation versus Divorce My brother and his wife have been separated for over a year now. He was served with legal separation papers and they have a court hearing coming up. But, he wants a divorce. What does he do?? He needs to inform the judge that he wants...

Rights of Legally Separated Spouse

Rights of Legally Separated Spouse MY QUESTION IS MY BROTHER HAD GOTTEN MARRIED IN 2001 THEN RIGHT BEFORE THE YEAR THEY GOT LEGALLY SEPARATED I CANT FIND ANY DOCUMENT ON THAT BUT THEY DO NOT WANT TO GET DIVORCED. MY BROTHER HAS A GIRL FRIEND AND NOW HIS REAL WIFE WANT...

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

Legal Separation vs. Divorce What are the benefits to being legally separated vs. divorced? Some people aren’t sure that they want to be divorced, but want to resolve all financial and custody issues. A legal separation would establish those legal rights and...

Changing Legal Separation to Divorce

Changing Legal Separation to Divorce If I get legally separated, then later decide to turn it into a divorce, do we need to re-litigate all of the property, financial and custody issues? No, the separation agreement which would be in place as a result of the legal...