legal separation

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Synonyms for legal separation

a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart

(law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)

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Fagerbakke had parted ways with Catherine McClenahan in 2011 and filed for a legal separation last year, TMZ.
In its latest edition of Employee Plans News, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that, in order to prevent confusion, it will no longer permit preapproved plans to contain provisions that automatically revoke a participant's spousal beneficiary designation upon legal separation.
On behalf of the EPP group,aCorien Wortmann-Kool (Netherlands) asked: "Should we not perhaps take an approach based rather on principles" instead of applying clear legal separation, because "the question is difficult, it is not black and white".
However, as the younger child enters her teens and learns why she was born, she rejects the arrangement and hires a lawyer to seek legal separation from her parents.
The legal separation between the business and its owner is often not considered until the business is in financial trouble or being sued.
Given these factors, why would a couple opt for legal separation rather than divorce?
Incorporating provides for a legal separation between you and your business and makes it possible for you to have your business make promises to pay that do not include a personal promise from you.
On Tuesday, Anurup's father Ajay Bhattacharya had alleged that his son was mulling legal separation from his wife as she suffers from acute schizophrenia.
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In the past, couples could seek a legal separation through the courts, which would not allow them to remarry.
However, a couple could pursue a legal separation agreement instead, which can last indefinitely and allows the dependent spouse to stay on the other's insurance plan.
Q) As per the UAE law, can the mother keep her six-month old boy in her custody in case of legal separation, and for how long?
The new EU regulation on divorce and legal separation will allow
But if the parties are opposed to divorce for moral or religious reasons, or neither wants to remarry, or they simply want to formalize their separation before deciding whether to seek a full dissolution, legal separation is a way for them to go it alone.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (LSE: RBS) (NYSE: RBS-PP) has said that the legal separation of ABN AMRO Bank NV (OTCBB: ABNYY) has been completed.
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