On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Legal Separation on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
Legal separation can be a confusing topic for some couples, especially in states like Missouri where there is no separation requirement for a divorce filing. However, it’s important to remember the “legal” in “legal separation,” as this is the primary focus of the separation agreement. What differentiates legal separation from non-legal separation is a separation agreement, which addresses issues such as asset division and child support, much like a divorce agreement.
While a legal separation is not required in Missouri, it is still an option for couples who aren’t quite ready to give up on their marriage, but who are considering divorce all the same. If your marriage isn’t making you happy the way it used to, perhaps legal separation can give you a better understanding of what a divorced life could mean. Gaining a deeper perspective on how life is without your spouse could help you decide whether or not divorce is the best option for you.
If a couple enters into a separation agreement and eventually decide to get a divorce, the separation agreement can play a part in the divorce proceedings. Not only is a separation agreement important to give you an idea of what divorced life might be like, it will also go a long way in ensuring that your divorced life is everything you thought it would be.
Legal separation is not something that should be taken lightly, but it is an option that should be considered by couples who are unhappy in their marriage. For more information on how legal separation could be a great option for you, visit our webpage. If you find yourself seriously considering legal separation, feel free to contact us to discuss how you can move forward.