What Does Separating from Your Spouse Mean?
Separating from your spouse means that you remain legally married (either permanently or for the time being), but live apart from one another.
As an example, a married couple may decide to temporarily separate in an attempt to help or save the marriage, or they may decide that living apart permanently, but remaining married, is the best solution for them. A Separation Agreement would be useful in both cases.
A Separation Agreement can also be used for a husband and wife or married partners who have already decided that they will most likely divorce in the future.
Note that our Separation Agreement is intended for married couples only. However, it can be used if you and your spouse are considered married via common law. Classification of common law marriage varies from state to state, so it’s important to seek legal consultation or do your own research to determine if, and under what conditions, your state recognizes common law marriage.