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What is ‘legally’ separated ? Do you need paperwork for this? I live in PA.
Asked on March 31, 2017 under Family Law, Pennsylvania
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
Legal separation is a process by which a married couple may formalize their separation while still remaining legally married. A legal separation is granted in the form of a court order issued by a judge. Unlike divorce, a legal separation does not put an end to the marriage; it enables the spouses to live separately but remain married. During the time they are living apart, the court order outlines the rights and responsibilities of each spouse. If you are still confused, spend some time checking on-line about this. There are numerous articles that can explain the process.
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