This is a legal device or proceeding similar to a divorce in which the financial and legal lives of a married couple are separated and the parties stop cohabitating or living together. In a legal separation, the parties can obtain nearly all of the same relief available through a divorce such as the division of their property and debts, child custody, and child and spousal support. However, the parties’ marriage is not terminated and they remain legally married. A legal separation may be preferred because a person’s religious beliefs do not approve of or permit a divorce.
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