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Legal Separation in Northamptonshire and beyond

What is ‘Judicial Separation’?  It’s is where a couple can’t stay in the marriage but don’t want or believe in divorce. 

They are the law’s way of saying that, although you’re still legally married, you’re no longer a couple. 

Separation or Divorce?

Judicial Separation certainly has a useful role for couples who want to live apart, but perhaps, for cultural or religious reasons, feel unable to divorce.

We can also help with Deed of Separation.  You’ll find out more by visiting our Deed of Separation page.

On what grounds will a court issue a Judicial Separation?  In fact - on almost the same grounds as a divorce.  The only significant difference is that, with a separation no-one has to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

A Judicial Separation doesn’t mean the marriage has ended.  Simply, the court grants a Decree of Judicial Separation.  Unlike with divorce, the court can do this within a year of the marriage and you cannot re-marry.


Find out more about Judicial Separation

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Separation and children - points to think about …

  • Where will the children live?
  • Who will they live with?
  • How much time will they spend with each parent?
  • What if one parent plans to live away - overseas perhaps?
  • Do they need special protection from the other parent?
  • What if one parent wants a change of school …
  • … or name?
  • What if you’re a grandparent are worried about how much you’ll be allowed to see your grandchildren.



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