Question about a seperation


#1

Hi all, after 2 years, my wife and I have decided to go our separate ways. I moved out of the house toward the middle of October (November 30th, today). We signed a paper (handwritten by us) agreeing on the separation and to help out, I have agreed to give her a certain amount of money per pay check. We have no children and no assets or shared bills. Am I legally separated now? When exactly is a 3rd party needed to help? Money is extremely tight so we’re trying to go the easy, painless way of doing this. Thank you!


#2

Legal separation begins when you start living in separate residences. You can certainly agree to any terms you’d like with out hiring an attorney, just know that the terms of a separation agreement are binding.