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judicial separation

judicial separation

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(Law) family law a court decree requiring a man and wife to cease cohabiting but not dissolving the marriage. See also a mensa et thoro Compare divorce
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Noun1.judicial separation - a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The new marriage law is a milestone because it has introduced clauses of judicial separation, and the right to divorce.
Mr Puri wanted a divorce but because things started going here and there, he opted for an amicable settlement and the court granted them judicial separation under which they are a married couple legally but have their separate lives and cannot interfere in each other's matters," she said.
After qualifying as a solicitor in 2005 Ms Barr moved to Harrison Clark Rickerbys in 2009, having previously worked for a niche practice specialising in the application for financial orders following the presentation of a petition for divorce, nullity or judicial separation.
A Assuming you simply lived apart and didn't apply for a judicial separation you are likely to be entitled to the bulk of your husband's estate if he didn't make a will leaving it to someone else.
THE defended petition of Mrs Beatrice Oram, Preston Road, Southport, for a decree of judicial separation from her husband, Lieutenant Bertie Bath Oram, R.
She said that her lawyers failed to regard her Roman Catholic faith, and should have recommended judicial separation - a step below divorce - as an alternative.
Primarily expository material, with case and statute citations where appropriate, is presented in chapters covering: establishing a successful attorney/client relationship, jurisdiction, grounds for divorce, pleadings and procedure, mediation, parental rights and responsibilities, property distribution, spousal support, counsel fees, marital settlement agreements, judicial separation and other actions pertaining to parental rights and responsibilities and duties of support, and annulment.
This restriction does not apply for any year in which the parties are divorced, or are living separate and apart pursuant to a judicial separation or a written separation agreement.
Shocked, Constance Wilde got a judicial separation, changed her surname to Holland, and fled into hiding with her children.
Where only judicial separation is asked for, the judge cannot grant a divorce.
In these cases, the Family Court can issue a Decree of Judicial Separation.
The division of financial assets during or after a divorce, marriage annulment or judicial separation is, not surprisingly, particularly contentious.