Divorce & Judicial Separation

Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage, severing all marital ties. It involves property division, custody, and support arrangements.

Judicial separation is a legal status that allows couples to live apart while remaining legally married. It addresses similar issues as divorce, but the marriage is not dissolved.

Both divorce and judicial separation involve legal processes, safeguarding individuals’ rights and providing resolution options for strained relationships.

 

What is divorce?

Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage, dissolving all marital obligations and allowing both parties to remarry if they choose.

What is judicial separation?

Judicial separation is a legal status where spouses live separately without ending the marriage. It allows for formal resolution of issues while maintaining marital ties.

Can you remarry after a judicial separation?

Yes, unlike divorce, a judicially separated individual remains married in the eyes of the law and can’t remarry unless they pursue a formal divorce.

What issues are typically addressed in a divorce?

Divorce addresses matters like property division, spousal support, child custody, visitation rights, and child support.

How does judicial separation differ from divorce?

Unlike divorce, judicial separation doesn’t terminate the marriage. Couples remain married but live apart, often seeking court guidance on issues like financial support and custody.

Why might someone choose judicial separation over divorce?

Some opt for judicial separation due to religious or personal reasons, while still needing legal resolution of financial and child-related matters.

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