On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Legal Separation on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Many families already know that this will be their last holiday season all living together under the same roof. In many cases, at least one spouse plans on a separation in the near future. Typically, these spouses tend to wait until once the holidays have passed to start to take steps to end the marriage. Knowing a separation, and in many cases the start of a divorce, is less than a month away can be hard for many spouses, especially those who have children.