Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Prior to divorce, certain states may require or allow different separation situations, including:
In community property states all property the couple acquired during the marriage is owned equally by each spouse. When separating, it is important to realize that until a divorce is finalized, the community property will continue to be owned in part by the other spouse.
If you are considering a separation, you should contact an experienced family law attorney who can explain how your state’s laws affect you. Speaking with a family law lawyer before separating can make the best of your situation.
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