What is a Separation?

A separation exists when a husband or wife ceases to live together with the other of them and it is doubtful if a reconciliation between them is possible. Although it usually occurs when one party moves out of the residence in which they have been residing together, it is possible for a spouse to be considered living separate and apart from his or her spouse even though they still remain in the same residence.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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