legal separation

Definition of "legal separation"
  1. A state where a married couple lives apart but remains legally married, usually implemented for religious reasons or to maintain insurance benefits, and gives the parties the ability to solicit for rights related to property division and support
How to use "legal separation" in a sentence
  1. After a decade of marriage, they chose legal separation instead of divorce.
  2. Due to their religious beliefs, they opted for a legal separation instead of ending their marriage.
  3. Legal separation enables them to divide their property and live apart, while still maintaining their marital status.

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