Tag Archives: legal separation

Be Sure to Get Your Separation Agreement in Writing

If you and your spouse decide you will legally separate, even if the intent is just to take a temporary break from the relationship, it is important to get some terms of the separation in writing. Keep in mind that all the same legal rules apply during your separation as during your marriage with regard… Read More »

The Different Types of Separation and How They Apply

A separation is not the same as a divorce, but it often serves as a prelude to the dissolution of a marriage. In a separation, spouses live apart from each other, but are still legally married until they get a judgment of divorce from a family law court. There are several different types of separation,… Read More »

Key Tips for Making a Legal Separation Work

A legal separation can be a good way to transition into your new life as a divorced couple. However, it’s important to have some strict ground rules in place to make sure that the separation is actually an effective, beneficial one. With this in mind, here are some tips for making a legal separation work:… Read More »

Should I Separate or Get a Divorce?

One question frequently considered by couples who are trying to decide whether or not they should end their marriage is: should we get separated or should we begin the divorce process? The answer largely depends on the circumstances of your relationship. If you have children together, for example, it might be more emotionally difficult for… Read More »

Tips for Navigating the Holidays When Dealing with Divorce

The holiday season can be a tough time for families dealing with divorce or separation, especially if there are children involved. There are, however, some ways you can navigate the challenges that come during the holidays in a way that minimizes potential conflict. Below are a few tips to help you through this time of… Read More »

Long Island Medium’ Star Files for Separation

Theresa Caputo, star of the show “Long Island Medium” on TLC, is separating from her husband Larry, according to a report in People magazine. The couple has been married 28 years. The split will likely play a role in the upcoming eleventh season of the show. According to Caputo, the couple’s relationship has “changed” since… Read More »

When is Legal Separation a Viable Option?

When married couples decide to part ways, there are options outside of divorce that provide a legally recognized “break” in a marriage. Legal separation offers a way for couples to live separately while remaining legally married. For couples that experience difficulties in their marriage, but don’t believe divorce is right for them, there are several… Read More »

The Impact Respect Can Have on a Breakup of a Marriage

Respect in a marriage does not stop at home. It is required in the public sphere as well. Today, most people have the ability to take videos and pictures right on their mobile phones. Because of this development, the chances that actions by one spouse outside of the home getting back to the other spouse… Read More »

Not Ready to Tie the Knot? Find out How New York’s Cohabiting Couples are Protecting Themselves

Deciding to live together is a big step in a relationship. You make a commitment that feels similar to marriage. Unfortunately, you do not receive the automatic legal protections that you do through a marriage. For example, New York inheritance laws provide protections for each spouse that is not available to unmarried partners. In addition,… 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 »