Choosing to separate from your spouse or partner can have many consequences. This 3 part guide will help you learn how separation can effect support, custody, division of asset and divorce, as well as how to separate. I mentioned in a blog post earlier this year that the beginning of the New Year tends to bring with it new divorce flings and cases. While the actual filings peak in March of the year, as I write this I am sure there are people who have been contemplating separating from their spouse or who plan on talking with a lawyer in the near future. Whether or not you separate is a huge decision. When you separate can have huge ramifications in potential divorce litigation. When and how you separate, i.e., the day you “stop living in a husband and wife-like manner,” plays a key role in the distribution of your marital estate, entitlement to support, and the entry of the divorce decree. Here are a couple of things to think about if you are thinking about going.
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