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What’s The Difference Between Separation And Divorce?

Separation is a legal status that many couples use as they consider whether they want to divorce.

The couple lives apart and leads separate lives, and a court order is in place that outlines the responsibilities they have to each other and any children.

After a year, the separation agreement can be used to produce what’s known as a conversion divorce, where the separation agreement becomes the settlement and a divorce decree is issued.

For other couples, divorce isn’t desirable for various reasons, including religious, and the separation agreement allows them to pursue their own lives while respecting their faiths.

Couples decide to separate for as many reasons as they decide to divorce.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you decide which approach is best for you.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 and talk to an experienced Queens divorce and separation attorney for free.