Dating during divorce process
If it is the former, then this is not a legally recognized separation, and any assets or debts created during this time are still jointly owned.
When people refer to "legal separation" they usually mean that period of time they are required to live apart before they can file for divorce.
Once you file the complaint, your spouse has to be notified, or served.
You (or your lawyer) must submit to the court proof that your spouse has been formally notified.
If mediation doesn't work, then the next step is to take the matter to court and let the judge decide.
Often the most important and/or difficult parts of the divorce is agreeing on how to divide property and debts and establishing child custody and spousal support.Any assets or debts accumulated during the separation belong to the individual rather than the couple.Sometimes, people choose a legally recognized separation in lieu of a divorce, meaning the couple is still legally married but living apart indefinitely.This arrangement may be preferable for insurance or other reasons.People can only file for divorce in the state where they live and must have already met the separation requirements.