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Module 2:
What Does it Mean to Get Legally Separated?

Legal separation is the process through which a judge orders that a married couple may live separately from one another – without ending the marriage.

Either spouse can file for a divorce while in the process of getting legal separated, or after becoming legally separated.

Additionally, when a married couple is legally separated, a spouse may request from the other: