How is a separation different from a divorce in Nevada?

How is a separation different from a divorce in Nevada?

Top Las Vegas family law attorney discusses the distinction between divorce and separation.

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Like divorced couples, legally separated couples may still have to deal with such issues as child custody, child support, alimony, and the distribution of property. But there are several benefits of going the legal separation route as opposed to divorce, including these five:

1) You get to remain on your spouse’s health insurance policy;

2) You remain entitled to your spouse’s social security and/or military survivor benefits;

3) You can file a joint tax return;

4) If your religion forbids divorce, you get to live separately without being excommunicated or otherwise ostracized from your religious community;

5) If there’s any hope of reconciling, being legally separated allows the couple to come together again without having to go through another wedding ceremony.


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