Question by  xyz (30)

How does a trial separation work?


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

A legal separation is basically a divorce (with all of the legal addressing of assets and custody) while still married. A trial separation is two people living separate lives to find out if they could live apart. There are no legal ties regarding assets or custody.


Answer by  Sarah38 (70)

You seperate for a certain amount of time and see if you can stand to be away from eachother. If you can't you move back in with eachother. If you can, you stay separated.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Usually this is done prior to the divorce, to see if the couple just need to cool off and think. One of them leaves the house or apt, some compensation is decided for living expenses usually if children are involved and visitation is set up.


Answer by  John (9008)

A trial separation is sort of like a divorce, only without doing any legal paperwork. The two partners move apart and try living separately, to see if it is what they really want or if they realize that they actually want to save their marriage.

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