• What is a legal separation? Category: Separation FAQs

    A legal separation, either temporary or for an unlimited time, may be granted when the differences between the parties have caused a temporary breakdown of the marriage. Virtually all issues that could arise in a divorce proceeding could also arise in a legal separation proceeding. In addition, the costs, fees and procedures are usually the same as in a dissolution case. Unlike a divorce, a legal separation does not terminate the marriage, and additional divorce proceedings are required if the couple decides to end the marriage.

  • If my spouse and I are separated, can I get child support? Category: Separation FAQs

    Yes. Child support may be requested and  awarded if you and your spouse are physically separated or as part of a Judgment of Legal Separation. However, it is not guaranteed.