Trial separation is a separation that occurs when you and your spouse both
agree that you need a break from your relationship. You may choose to
live apart while you decide between divorce and reconciliation. While
you are separated, the same legal rules apply as when you are married.
You are still legally obligated to share property and will still be considered
husband and wife in the eyes of the law.
Most of the time, trial separation is for spouses that hope to eventually
reconcile. IT's a great idea to write an informal agreement about
issues that will come up during your separation, such as child custody
during this time or any temporary arrangements that need to be made. For
example, during the trial separation you will need to decide whether or
not you want to share the same bank account or credit cards and how you
will budget your spending with both of you now having to buy separate
meals. Also, you will need to determine who will stay in the family home
and how expenses will be shared.
If you have children, you will need to determine how and when each of you
will spend time with them and who will be caring for their needs during
the separation. Sometimes, a trial separation may turn into a permanent
one. This happens when a couple realizes through the separation that they
are better on their own then they are together. The couple can then file
with the court to make the separation official and start the process for
a divorce. If you are looking to get a divorce, a
Plano divorce attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC may be able to help you. Contact a Plano divorce
lawyer today to learn more!