I moved out of the house about 2.5 years ago.
Without knowing the details of your situation and how you intend to proceed (with or without an attorney) there's no way to even guess. Temporary orders may be appropriate for some issues.
A couple might choose to get a judgment of legal separation if they want to live apart but do not want to get divorced. This might be for religious reasons or because an ill spouse is still covered by the other spouse's health insurance policy.
A judgment of legal separation will describe how the couple will handle the money and, if they have children, parenting issues. Because the couple remains legally married, neither party may marry someone else. https://www.kern.courts.ca.gov/divisions/family_law/legal_seperation
Robert D. Kane, Jr. Esq. Licensed in CALIFORNIA (based in City of Orange, Orange County;) and MINNESOTA (based in Eagan, Dakota County.) State and Federal Courts My answers are for general information only and not legal advice. My answers should not be relied on as specific legal advice. Much more information would most likely be needed for a legal opinion. My answers are based on Minnesota or California law as appropriate. I am only licensed in California and Minnesota. I provide legal advice and counsel during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. This relationship is established by a written agreement and a retainer (unless otherwise agreed upon.)
The term legal separation has more than one meaning. In one of the meanings you are legally separated. If you’re worried about taxes you can simply write to them and say that you are legally separated. It does have to be in writing.
None of his debts incurred after the separation will be your debts and vice versa. If you want everything divided that’s another matter.
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