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Can you get a legal separation without hiring an attorney?

Question Details: We are considering getting a legal separation instead of a divorce so that I can stay on his insurance since I am unable to work a regular job. He was told or read online that we can do a legal separation without a lawyer and then figure out all the details like spousal support etc. later after I move out next year when our youngest child graduates. I am not convinced that this is a wise course of action or even possible. We have been married 27 years and have 1 child who is 17.

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