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About Trial Separation

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!