How long is a legal separation in California good for?
03/19/2007 - Category:Divorce - Separation Agreements - State: CA #1733
Legal separation in California: How long is it good for? Can it be stopped for reconciliation? What forms are required? Can I file without an attorney?
A divorce (also called "dissolution of marriage" or "dissolution of domestic partnership") ends your marriage or domestic partnership. After you get divorced, you will be single, and you can marry or become a domestic partner again. A legal separation does not end a marriage or domestic partnership. You can't marry or enter into a partnership with someone else if you are legally separated (and not divorced). A legal separation is for couples that do not want to get divorced but want to live apart and decide on money, property, and parenting issues. Couples sometimes prefer separation for religious reasons.
In a legal separation case, you can ask the judge for orders like child support, spousal support, partner support, custody and visitation, domestic violence restraining orders, or any other orders you can get with a divorce case.
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03/19/2007 - Category: Separation Agreements - State: CA #1733
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