About judicial separation.
Many separating couples obtain a separation by agreement or apply to the court for a decree of judicial separation to regulate matters between them before they apply for a divorce. However, a divorce cannot be applied for until they have been living separate and apart for four out of the previous 5 years.
Can I apply for a judicial separation?
You can apply for a decree of judicial separation based on one or more of the following grounds:
The last is by far the most common ground on which the decree is granted, as neither party has to be shown as being at fault.
What is the difference between judicial separation and divorce?
The main difference in law between divorce and judicial separation is that a divorce allows both parties to remarry whereas a judicial separation does not.
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