Legal separation and divorce are very similar and have essentially the same legal function, with the exception that divorce does not end your marital status. When a couple decides to separate legally, it's not just a verbal agreement. You can't just say that they are no longer in love and that one of them is moving out of the family home. Instead, they have to go through the same process as a couple wishing to divorce.
In the case of legal separation, the same issue will be considered as in the case of divorce. Spouses must resolve issues related to asset separation, property distribution, child support, custody, visits, and spousal benefits. Couples also have to decide who will pay what debt and who will.
There are several reasons why parties prefer this to divorce, and those reasons are usually personal. People can choose to separate for religious reasons, personal reasons, health insurance issues, or other financial reasons.
Often, couples choose to stay married for one of two reasons: either for reasons of their children or for financial reasons. For example, if the non-employee spouse has a pre-existing illness or other serious illness; They may have to keep using their husband's health insurance to continue receiving the necessary medical care.
In some cases, the couple may have to remain legally married for up to ten years to receive certain social security benefits. This is valid for ten years for military law enforcement services or a period of 20 years for PX and commission services.