Legal Separation

Legal Separation and Annulment

The law in Illinois offers legal separation as an alternative to divorce if you wish to live separate and apart from your spouse and receive reasonable support. The law also provides specific grounds to have your marriage declared invalid, known as an annulment. Both of these legal options are relatively uncommon. However, the family law attorneys of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. are able to assist you with both legal separation and annulment.

Living Separately While Still Married

A legal separation is more than just moving out of the house. It possibly involves addressing the same issues addressed in a divorce, including division of property, child support, child custody, visitation, and spousal support. The only difference between a legal separation and a divorce is that the two parties remain officially married. You cannot legally remarry after a legal separation.

An annulment or legal separation may make sense for couples whose religious beliefs preclude divorce.

A legal separation is used in cases where the spouses wish to live separate lives, but must remain married so that both parties can remain on one person's health insurance policy.

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