Separation is not the same thing as divorce, but they are similar. If you don’t want a divorce and are considering a separation instead, Ewert Law can help.
What is a Separation?
People often use the term separation wrong. Under Colorado Law, a formal separation operates in much the same way that a divorce does, except that the parties remain married at the end. A separation thus results in the division of property and debt, as well as determinations about support. Most importantly, a separation can be converted to a divorce after the fact without consent of both parties. Accordingly, when people talk about separation, what they often mean is that they are no longer in a relationship with their significant other – they are estranged.
A legal separation is rare and is often pursued for specific reasons. If you think you would rather be separated than divorced, Ewert Law can help you through the process.