A legal separation is a status that affects the legal rights and obligations spouses have toward each other without formally ending the marriage. A court decree of legal separation has many of the same effects as a divorce; assets and liabilities will be divided and, if there are children involved, a parenting plan will be implemented as in a divorce proceeding. Legally separated spouses are freed from most legal obligations, and give up most legal rights, to each other but remain legally married. Accordingly, neither spouse can remarry without first having the separation decree converted into one for divorce.
If you have any questions related to divorce and legal separations in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.