In a “legal separation”, the court issues a formal judgment that mandates the rights and duties (including spousal and child support) of a married couple that is living apart. These issues, as well as property and debt division, are generally decided in the same way as they would be in a divorce. Legal separation is usually sought by those who want to stay married for religious or insurance reasons. For others, a legal separation sets up the parameters for dealing with one another while living separate and apart, yet maintaining the status of being married and considering the possibility of reconciliation. A judgment of legal separation may be later rescinded or converted to a judgment of divorce. The experienced attorneys at Pruitt Law Offices S.C. can work with you to decide if legal separation is a good solution for your situation. If you choose to go with a legal separation, we can help to draft an arrangement that reflects your intentions and is in your best interest. If you have questions about this or any other family law matter, please call us at 262-633-8301. We are located at 731 Main Street. Your partners for professional service.