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Idiot's Guides: Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER4

Separation

In This Chapter

  • How physically separating can help you understand what you really want
  • Using the period of separation to come into your own
  • Whether to leave home or stay until the divorce is final
  • Understanding the law on separation in your jurisdiction

Couples considering divorce often achieve a new balance during a period of separation, which can be one of the first emotional and legal steps down the road to divorce.

Separation (be it legal or physical) generally commences on the day a couple begins to live in separate residences with the intention of continuing to live apart. As you consider separation, familiarize yourself ...

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