Legal Separation Doesn’t Exist in Georgia, But Separate Maintenance Agreements Do

What is a legal separation?
Georgia does not have a typical ‘legal separation’ title. Instead, parties who wish to remain married but live separately may file to receive separate maintenance which includes a determination of alimony, child support, child custody and division of assets and debts.
What does legally separated mean?
Legally separated is the state of being separated by order of a court but not officially divorced. Georgia does not issue legal separation orders.
How to file for legal separation?
In Georgia you cannot file for legal separation, however you can file for separate maintenance. Essentially separate maintenance is a determination of alimony, child support, custody and the division of assets and debts without being formally divorced.
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