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Legal Separation: A declaration by a court that the parties can live separate and apart even thought they are still married to each other.
Leverage Factors: Considerations made by each parties pertaining to the issues that are being disputed.
LEGAL SEPARATION: a court order allowing spouses to live separate and apart while remaining legally married.
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MAINTENANCE: one spouse's payment to the other for financial support; the same as alimony or spousal support.
n. a court-decreed right to live apart, with the rights and obligations of divorced persons, but without divorce. The parties are still married and cannot remarry.
Legal Separation: A court order describing the conditions under which two married people will live separately.
Lien: A charge, hold, or claim upon property of another as security for a debt.
legal separation: You and your spouse or domestic partner can end your relationship but still remain legally married or partnered, and get court orders on parenting and money issues, with a judgment of legal separation.
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A court order establishing the terms of: custody, support, etc. under which a married couple will live separately.
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A husband and wife are legally separated when there is a judgment of separation or they have entered into a validly executed written separation agreement.
After legal separation, divorce is the formal termination of your relationship. Divorce is easiest when you and your spouse can agree on the conditions.
1 : cessation of cohabitation between a married couple by mutual agreement with intent that it be permanent ;also : legal separation compare divorce NOTE: In some cases in which the estrangement is ...
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: See also legal separation
In some cases in which the estrangement is extreme, ...
The laws of the states of the United States vary greatly as to separation; generally, jurisdictions where divorce is difficult to obtain have a more lenient policy toward legal separation than do jurisdictions with easier divorce laws.
"Upon or subsequent to the annulment or dissolution of any marriage or the entry of a decree of legal separation or divorce, the parents of a minor child of the marriage, shall maintain the child according to their respective abilities, ...
The grounds for a legal separation are: (1) abandonment (2) adultery (3) alcoholism and/or drug addiction (4) cruel and inhuman treatment (5) personal indignities rendering life burdensome and intolerable and (6) turning a spouse out-of-doors.
Spouses are said to be living apart if they no longer reside in the same dwelling, even though they may continue their relationship. A legal separation results when the parties separate and a court rules on the division of property, ...
Separation agreement: Written arrangements concerning custody or parental obligation, with child support, spousal maintenance and property division made by a married couple who are usually about to obtain a divorce or legal separation.
divorce - The legal separation of man and wife, effected by the judgment or decree of a court, and either totally dissolving the marriage relation, or suspending its effects so far as concerns the cohabitation of the parties.
See also: Separation, Court, Divorce, Law, Property