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A legal separation occurs when a married couple lives separate lives, yet remains legally married, explains Cathy Meyer for About.com. For the duration of a legal separation, a court order remains in place that outlines ... More »

The benefits of a legal separation include financial and tax gains as a married couple and retention of health insurance policies, according to divorce expert Jeff Landers, a Forbes contributor. A legal separation may al... More »

There are no laws for legal separation in Texas as of 2014. For a married couple who has not yet decided to file for divorce, informal separations are often arranged. More »

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