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Legal Separation

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked question concerning legal separation. If you have questions or concerns regarding your particular situation, we would be glad to speak with you @ (425) 786-9279.

Q: If I or my spouse file for legal separation how does it differ from a divorce?
A: 1: A legal separation and a divorce are very similar. In both cases the court divides all the property and debt. If the parties have children, the court orders child support and enters a parenting plan which determines custody and visitation. The main difference between a divorce and a legal separation is in a legal separation the spouses remain legally married. Once a decree of legal separation is entered, either party may convert it to a divorce but there is a six month waiting period. If the decree of legal separation has not yet been entered, then ninety days must pass before the divorce decree may be entered.

 

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