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LEGAL SEPARATION OR DIVORCE

LEGAL SEPARATION AKA DIVORCE FROM BED AND BOARD

In a divorce there are generally four major categories of things to deal with, namely (1) child issues, (2) equitable distribution issues (assigning assets and debt), (3) spousal support (alimony) issues, and (4) “temporary” issues while the divorce is pending, such as who can live where, who can use the car, who pays the bills.

A legal separation is technically called a divorce from bed. ┬áIn such a case, the RI courts can only deal with three of the issues dealt with in a divorce. Those issues are (1) child issues, such as custody, possession, child support, etc., (2) alimony, and (3) “temporary issues.”

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIVORCE AND LEGAL SEPARATION IN RHODE ISLAND

So the first major difference is that the courts will not assign assets and debt between the parties. If one party wins the lottery, its still a marital asset. If a party racks up debt, its still marital debt.

The next major difference, which is obvious, is that with a legal separation, you are still married. The theory is that parties may need room to breath and figure out if there can be any solutions to their marriage problems. For this reason, the courts will not penalize a party who is legally separated for things that the court usually punishes if such behavior occurs after the separation. This would include issues surrounding abandonment, affairs, or the like. This limbo last until the parties either reconcile and dismiss the separation case. Or if they decide to move on with a full divorce.

The process for a legal separation is essentially the same as a divorce, with the same timetable as a divorce. However, in the end, you only receive an order granting the divorce from bed and board, as opposed to a final decree of divorce.

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Don Moyer is a Rhode Island attorney who focuses his practice on family and divorce law. He obtained his legal education at Roger Williams University School of Law. Don’s undergraduate degree is in Finance and Business Administration. His finance degree is a critical benefit to clients litigating any issues relating to real estate, retirement division, hidden assets, support, or any variety of other financial issues.

Don also spent a number of years in the U.S. Army Infantry, including spending a year in the Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary region of Europe in a special operations unit in the immediate aftermath of the Bosnian conflict in 1996-97.

Don has over 21 years of experience litigating and mediating divorce and family law cases in Rhode Island.

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