Would a legal separation benefit me?

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Would a legal separation benefit me?

My husband is part of the USMC he and I have been married for under a year we don’t want to be together anymore but don’t want a divorce just yet. We are currently living at separate residents. He is a LC pl and I am a full-time student and am currently unemployed. He says that he doesn’t have to provide me with anything but I am not familiar with the legalities so I’m not sure if that’s true. I was reading about a legal separation and was wondering what all that would entail and what that would do for me. Would (and if so how) an legal separation affect my FAFSA for school? How would if af

Asked on April 17, 2012 under Family Law, California

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Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You would have to go through the entire divorce process, including asset division, etc., to get a legal separation. Later, if you want to get a divorce, you would have to file additional paper. People get legal separation instead of divorce for various reasons. Religion, for example.


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