Question: What does it mean to be separated but not divorced?

When it comes to marriage, separation isnt the same as divorce—even if you have a judgment of separation from a court. Separation means that you are living apart from your spouse but are still legally married until you get a judgment of divorce.

Can you be separated but still legally married?

A legal separation (also known as a judicial separation) is a way of separating without getting divorced. It lets you and your partner make formal decisions about things like your finances and living arrangements, but youll still be married. you dont want a divorce for religious or cultural reasons.

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