Separation for divorce


#1

Do you have to file for legal separation in order to be granted a divorce?

I know legally you have to maintain seperate residences for a year to be granted a divorce, just not sure of the legal steps


#2

I’m not a lawyer but no, you just have to be separated for a year. No documentation necessary, they take your word for it.


#3

You do not have to file any specific paperwork to prove that you are separated. If the other party contests the date of separation when you go to obtain a divorce, you will need to present testimony and evidence about the correct date of separation.