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JGM, Solicitor
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor. Partner in own firm.
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What is the difference between divorce and legal seperation

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what is the difference between divorce and legal seperation
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

In a divorce you cease to be husband and wife and inheritance rights etc end on divorce. In a legal separation you remain married and any legal relationship has to be dealt with as a matter of contract between the parties so as to ensure that property and inheritance rights are resolved between the parties. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.