They will be tried for legal separation. The main difference lies in the fact that separation without legal breakdown does not last as long as divorce and the parties are not required to prove fault. If your separation agreement is fair and reasonable to both of you, the judge will likely approve it. In the event of a body breakdown, you and your spouse have definitive rights and obligations. Couples may opt for a separation without legal breakdown for religious, cultural, personal reasons, financial decisions, maintenance of spouses` health insurance benefits or for reasons relating to children. It is possible to cancel a body breakdown and return to your life regime or turn a separation without a legal breakdown into an official divorce. This lack of finitude complicates things if the couple reconciles later. In the event of divorce, it`s simple – if the couple later opted for a new marriage (I saw it!), there would be a specific date for the second marriage that would define their rights and obligations if this remarriage ended in dissolution. But what happens to a body breakdown? From when does the property acquired by the spouses become matrimonial? Would the legally separated spouse still retain what was granted in the original decree? Even if these assets were jointly titled? You can`t cancel a body breakup, and since you`re already married, technically, don`t remarry. But for the sake of clarity, you should at least renew your vows, or even talk with a lawyer about a post-marital contract. In the state of Colorado, there are two ways to end a marital relationship: divorce and legal separation. Divorce officially dissolves your marriage, but the alternative, separation without a break in body – still makes you married. The transformation of a legal separation decree into a marriage dissolution decree therefore only requires notification to the other party (formally inform the other party of your intention to transform the decree at least six months after the legal separation decree).
The authorization of a transformation into an order of dissolution of the marriage by the colorado court is then automatic and formally modifies the name and status of the legal relationship of the parties. As part of our divorce mediation process with Divorce Resolutions, we help Colorado couples discuss and consider the pros and cons of the decision to end their marriage either through a marriage dissolution order or a legal separation executive order. As with all divorce and family disputes, mediation offers considerable benefits for litigation by jointly reviewing these decisions and developing a reasonable plan for your family`s future! You can`t remarry someone else if you`re legally separated – you can only do that if you`ve divorced….