How to Get a Legal Separation in California?

Answer Unlike divorce, legal separation doesn't end a marriage. Legal separation is for couples who want to live apart but aren't willing to end their marriage for religious, financial or other reasons.

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What is an Uncontested Legal Separation in California?

In California a legal separation is considered to be uncontested when both parties agree on the terms of the separation. An uncontested legal separation also occurs when your spouse or domestic par... Read More »

How do I amend a legal separation to a divorce in California?

Check with the court where you filed the legal separation petition to determine whether your spouse has filed an answer to the original petition.If your spouse has not filed an answer and you have ... Read More »

What is a legal separation?

"Separation" means a married couple are currently living apart. "Legal separation" means they're doing so under a legal agreement spelling out how they manage their finances, child custody and whic... Read More »

How do I get a legal separation in Virginia?

Separation in VirginiaTalk with your spouse about who will move out. One party must find a new residence within the state of Virginia. Moving outside of the state is prohibited until after the divo... Read More »