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SEPARATE MAINTENANCE ("LEGAL SEPARATION")
 

     A husband and wife may decide to remain legally married and not officially dissolve their marriage for a number of reasons. Couples that want an alternative to divorce often decide to legally separate (i.e. Referred to as Separate Maintenance in Georgia). Couples should thoroughly consider all options because often times legal separation is a serious step towards divorce.

     The legal process involved in a separate maintenance action is very similar to a divorce in Georgia. All issues such a property division, child support, alimony, and custody will be decided in a separate maintenance action as well, but not to the degree of finality. However, an important difference between a separate maintenance action and a divorce in Georgia is that there is no residency requirement to file the former.

 

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