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What can I expect if I file for legal separation?

12896599_S.jpgLegal separation can be confusing, particularly in how it differs from divorce. It may please you to know that there are many ways in which it is the same as divorce, even though couples who file for legal separation stay officially married. However, it's important to know that there is still a legal process behind legal separation; couples are not considered legally separated simply because they haven't been living together for a period of time. You may ask, when should you file for legal separation?

Some statistics on domestic violence

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 20612432_S.jpgEveryone can agree that domestic violence is a horrible tragedy, and we can only guess how hard it must be for the victims who suffer from it. What you might not know is just how common domestic violence is and how many people are affected. It may seem like something that only happens to a few people, but it is a real and serious threat to a significant portion of the population.

Legal separation is an option for couples facing marital problems

19528230_S.jpgLegal separation can be a confusing topic for some couples, especially in states like Missouri where there is no separation requirement for a divorce filing. However, it's important to remember the "legal" in "legal separation," as this is the primary focus of the separation agreement. What differentiates legal separation from non-legal separation is a separation agreement, which addresses issues such as asset division and child support, much like a divorce agreement.

Oklahoma woman alleges child support fraud

Thumbnail image for 20607110_S.jpgFamily law is an extremely important legal practice because it affects the relationships individuals have with some of the most important people in their lives, from grandparents to spouses to children. While not everyone needs to explore family law matters in depth, there are plenty of individuals who face serious family law issues, such as domestic violence and divorce. One of the biggest factors in a divorce case is the final verdict regarding children, and while judges always do their best to ensure that divorce agreements are fair, it doesn't always work perfectly.

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