Many women often consider getting a marital separation when they're unsure if they really want to file for a divorce. In some cases, living apart from each other allows a couple to decide if they want to make the split permanent or not. It is also a necessary step to file for an uncontested divorce in some states.
Separation and Moving Out - Things to consider before you pack your bags and move out.
Pre-divorce Advice - If you're just thinking about divorce, this article discusses the importance of creating an exit plan before you file.
What is a Legal Separation - Find out what is involved in the process of legally separating.
Legal Separation vs. Divorce - Once you’ve come to the realization your marriage is over, do you get a legal separation or just file for a divorce? Find out the how they differ and weigh your options before you decide.
Separation Advice - Answers to the most common questions about separation.
How To File For A Legal Separation - Get tips on what to address in your papers and how to access the correct forms.
Is Legal Separation in Texas Possible? - Find out the answer and how to protect your finances before your file for a divorce.
Temporary Orders - Protecting your rights until everything is finalized.
Temporary Child Support - Making sure the children are taken care of.
Temporary Child Custody - Determining where the children will live.
Leaving the Marital Home - What are your obligations.
Why Dating During Divorce Is Unwise - Discover the legal pitfalls, as well as the strategic and emotional reasons why you shouldn't date before your divorce is finalized.
Separation and Divorce: Death and Its Implications - What are the ramifications if your ex unexpectedly dies during your separation or before the divorce is finalized? Our legal expert explores the issues and answers our reader's questions.
Reasons For Divorce - Most women who have gone through a divorce will probably tell you there were multiple reasons why their marriage didn't work out. In addition to the typical legal grounds for divorce, find out what the real reasons for divorce are.
Should You Reconcile - Looking at your options before you get back together.
How Men Handle Divorce - This article discusses some common reactions that men exhibit when faced with the news that their spouse is leaving and what to do if he freaks out when as a result.
Preparing for a Divorce or Marital Separation - Tips to protect yourself.