Couples opt for separation for many reasons, such as allowing some space to work through marital issues, retaining medical and health benefits, and avoiding a potentially long and costly court process.

Separation agreements are created to settle matters such as custody, property, etc.

A separation can be ended by filing a motion to dismiss, but it’s important that you have all documentation reviewed by a lawyer to there are no delays in the process.

However, a separation agreement can also be converted into a divorce settlement.