Everyone reaches a point in life that they have to get into a relationship and then marriage. In entering marriage, there are high hopes that they will have a happy life to the end and conflicts that come on the way get to be resolved easily. It is not always the case as some conflicts or disagreements get out of hand and they can never be solved. It, therefore, becomes impossible to live together and the couple has to start exploring other options. Divorce and legal separation are just but a few options that most couples decide to take. Sometimes one option may be better than the other while in the other hand when one still desires to experience some benefits, then they have to take the other. That is a legal separation. Legal separation is whereby the couple agrees to stay married but live separately. An agreement form is thereby drafted by a lawyer and signed by both partied to make it legally binding. Some of the benefits that one may enjoy in legal separation are talked about below.
Medical insurance is one of the most essential covers that one may need to have. Having the medical cover allows you to get medical attention without paying or paying just a small portion of the entire bill. When one spouse is covered by the other medical cover, having to get divorced will mean that they will lose the cover. It is therefore advisable to get a legal separation that will still guarantee the partner a medical cover while still getting the space they need. The pain that comes with financial burdens and pains of divorce is thereby prevented and peace of mind maintained. One is also having the benefit of filing tax as one who is married instead of having to file taxes as one who is married. One, therefore, pays less tax than in the case of filing as a single person.
Homes are some of the properties that making the decision on whether to sell or retain may be hard during a divorce or separation. When having a legal separation, it is well outlined in the agreement whether the home will be sold or it will be maintained by the couple separating. Under the circumstance that it will not be sold, they also outline who gets to stay at the home as the other find other alternatives. It is sometimes so painful not to stay at a place while still get to pay the bills that come with staying at a particular place. Under the separation agreement, the person to pay specific bills is clearly outlined and hence issues of conflicts after separation is reduced. In case the husband paid the bills and is moving out, the burden may not be entirely on him. Also the policies on how the joint accounts will be operated and outlined. This can be having two cases for example, they may decide to withdraw all monies and open their personal accounts.