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Dec 02

Legal Separation before Divorce Filing

The wedding was a private meeting between individuals. These meetings may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks the beginning is called a wedding and the status created is sometimes called wedlock. The marital act to change the personal status of individuals in the eyes of the law and society.

Currently there are two ways to end a marriage. In most societies, the death of one partner ends the marriage, and in monogamous societies this allows the other partner to remarry.

The second method to end a marriage is through a legal separation. Many of today’s society provides termination of marriage through divorce law use. Weddings can also be canceled in a few communities, where authorities declared that the marriage never happened.

Legal separation, or sometimes referred to as “separate maintenance,” “divorce mensa et thoro,” or “divorce from bed and board”, a possible step towards divorce under the laws of many countries. A couple legally separated only if the pair has managed to petition the court to recognize their separation; just living apart is not a separation for this purpose.
Now a legal separation does not automatically lead to divorce. Reconciliation can occur in a period of legal separation, in which case they need to do anything in order to stay married. However, if they do not reconcile, and wanted a divorce after a mandatory period of time, they have to file for divorce explicitly.
A period of legal separation may be a reason for divorce, and some states require a period of legal separation before a divorce can be applicable as in  Ireland, Spain, and Italy. Several states in the United States require separation before divorce. The required period of separation before filing for divorce vary.