Will a legal separation be granted if the parties still live together?
Question Details: I am a stay-at-home mom of almost 9 years and wife of almost 10. My husband has decided that he does not want to be married anymore. As I have a child from a previous relationship, he is willing to remain married for a period of time until I can get a stable job and provide insurance for myself and oldest child.
Some states require you to actually physically separate--that is, live apart--to get a legal separation. But not your state (Alabma): living separately is not one of the criteria or requirement for a legal separation in Alabama--or rather, a desire to live apart is one of the alternative reasons to get a seperation, but is not a requirement in all cases. Here is a linkl to your state's relevant law: https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-30-marital-and-domestic-relations/al-code-sect-30-2-40.html
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