Legal Separation Definition

An arrangement terminating the rights and responsibilities of marriage and providing for the disposition of marital property, alimony, and child custody. Unlike a divorce, a legal separation can be revoked, but also may be converted into a divorce in the absence of reconciliation.
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An agreement by which a husband and wife live apart but are not divorced.
Webster's New World
A court order establishing this arrangement.
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