The court may grant a decree for a legal separation of the parties to a marriage for up to one year if the court finds that conditions in, or circumstances of, the marriage currently make it intolerable for both parties to live together; the marriage should be maintained; and neither party has filed for dissolution of marriage. Filing for a legal separation is similar to filing for divorce, except the parties will remain legally married, and may have temporary court orders with respect to child support, child custody, parenting time, certain financial matters and potentially spousal maintenance. During a legal separation, the court can order that the parties attend marital counseling, unlike in a divorce proceeding. Attorneys at Mitchell Law Group can equip you with the knowledge to determine if a legal separation is right for you.
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