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Category Archives: Separation

Study: 79 Percent of Separations End in Divorce

A new study from researchers at Ohio State University reveals that approximately 79 percent of married couples that separate end up getting divorced. According to researcher Dmitry Tumin, the majority of separations in America last for one year or less, though some can drag on for many years. While some separations remain unresolved and a… Read More »

Should You Keep The Knot Tied? Legal Separation vs. Divorce

If you’re contemplating divorce, your emotions may encourage you to go full-speed-ahead to a quick resolution and the beginning of your idyllic, spouse-less future. But there may be reasons to put on the brakes – at least for a while – and consider whether legal separation makes sense as a first step. Like a divorce,… Read More »

Divorce vs. Legal Separation in New York

When you and your spouse decide you no longer wish to live together as husband and wife, you may file for a divorce or a legal separation. The main difference between the two options is that a legal separation does not dissolve the marriage legally and you cannot remarry until after you are divorced. There… Read More »

Separation Agreements: Rarely Recommended, They Are Documents Without Teeth

There are many reasons to enter into a Separation Agreement but the one reason rears its head over and over is: one spouse wants to maintain the health benefits of the other spouse while living separate and apart. Any and all other reasons can be handled by Post-Nuptial Agreement. In fact, the above reason can… Read More »

Sometimes Separation Is the Best Option

Relationships are sometimes easily frayed, but not all become completely broken. If you are going through a difficult period in your marriage, you may want to consider a legal separation instead of a divorce. Sometimes a legal separation is the best way to give a couple the time they need to reassess where they stand… Read More »

Separation Agreements in New York

One of the ways to obtain a divorce in New York is to live apart pursuant to a separation agreement. Sometimes this option makes the most sense to a couple. The parties work out the terms of the separation and include them in a formal agreement. Other times the parties may choose not to divorce… Read More »

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