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Divorce versus a legal separation

by | Jul 17, 2016 | Divorce

When two people realize that their marriage is not working out, they have options for moving forward. For many couples, a legal separation may seem like a good idea, but in some cases, divorce is better. Depending on your situation, when looking at these two options, you may also find that you should divorce instead of legally separating from your spouse.

One of the biggest reasons people decide to separate legally is because they are considering getting back together. Legal separation doesn’t terminate the marriage and can be a time saver should you and your spouse actually decide to get back together, but this may not be the answer for all couples. After carefully examining the issues in your marriage and thinking about the possibility of you and your spouse getting back together, your answer should be clear.

If you decide to move forward with the divorce process, it will take some time for legal matters and disputes to be worked through and the divorce to be finalized. When that does happen, both spouses can go their separate ways. You and your spouse will have been granted the divorce and you will no longer legally be married.

Divorce is a trying, exhausting process for some. Legal separation may be appealing, but if the relationship is truly over, it will only be a short-term solution. With the help of Michael G. Putter Attorney at Law, you and your spouse can finally end your marriage and focus on yourselves and new relationships.