What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

The media often portrays separation as a way to save the marriage and as an alternative to divorce.  This may be the case, but, legally, the differences between the two are less than many people imagine.  In both cases a separation of finances, assets, and debts occurs.  In both cases spousal support and child support may be ordered.  The primary difference between the two is that divorce ends the marital status, but legal separation does not.  Legal separation may allow you to retain some tax advantages and health benefits, while divorce allows you to remarry.  To learn more about which option is right for you, contact Sagaria Law today to make an appointment with one of our trusted, experienced attorneys who specialize in Family Law.