Separation can be a good step to take before jumping into a divorce. While some people believe that it simply entails one person moving into a different home, a separation is as legal a contract as a marriage or divorce.
If a separation continues for an entire year, the couple has the option of an absolute divorce should they choose it. At this point, issues of property division have generally been resolved.
If you are considering a divorce, contact the Raleigh separation lawyers of Marshall & Taylor, PC at 919-833-1040.