Legal Separation and Divorce

There’s a common misunderstanding that it may be a good idea to get a legal separation and a divorce.


An annulment ends a marriage by declaring it was never valid. The grounds for getting one are limited.

Separation Agreement

If you are separating it’s often wise to work out a separation agreement, whether or not you are married.

Legal Separation

You can get a legal separation rather than a divorce. In practice, they are uncommon. They don’t end the marriage.