What is legal separation?

There is actually no such legal term as "legal separation" in that parties can be separated and there's nothing illegal about that. I would like to correct a misimpression that there is such a thing as legal separation. There is a legal separation action code of action for support unconnected with divorce, but neither party needs to have an agreement or an order in order to be separated.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.