4 Reasons to Choose Legal Separation Over Divorce (Number 4 might surprise you!)

4 Reasons to Choose Legal Separation Over Divorce (Number 4 might surprise you!)

1. Divorce violates your religious beliefs

Some couples choose legal separation instead of divorce because, well, a legal separation isn’t a divorce. With a legal separation, you have all the formal recognitions that allow you and your spouse to live separately, while remaining married. 

2. You want to stay on your spouse’s health insurance plan

This is just one example of the possible financial benefits of a legal separation. An experienced Legal Document Assistant (that’s me!) can help you assess other advantages, including tax benefits. 

3. You’re unsure if you want to get back together someday

If you ever change your mind about living apart, it’s much easier to reverse a legal separation compared to divorce. On the other hand, if you decide to progress to divorce, the process will be easier after completing the legal separation.

 

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