They have either done this together or the court has issued a judgment of separation that allows them to live apart and states the rights and obligations each party has to each other and to any minor children they may have. Legally separated couples cannot marry until a Judgment of Divorce is granted.
This document is used if a couple agrees on how to divide property and assets, or if they want to separate before deciding to end the marriage.
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