Perspectives

Legal Separation— how does it compare to divorce and is it right for you?

December 6, 2019

When contemplating a divorce, many people search for what could be a less final, less scary “trial run,” such as a legal separation.  While there are certain limited benefits to be gained from a legal separation, in Illinois, the process is not necessarily easier, cheaper, or faster than a divorce. Here is what to consider:  What is legal separation? In simple terms, legal separation is a court decree allocating the…

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