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  • 11 Family Law
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Separation
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What is Separation?

Separation is a mandatory period of 12 months during which a partner in a marriage must have the intention of divorcing before a divorce can occur. Period of Separation The 12 month period of separation begins the day both parties cease to live together as a married couple, and must be complete...

Rights on Separation

A husband and wife have the following rights and duties before and after their separation: Children Parents are equally responsible for the care and upbringing of their children until the court orders otherwise. They may reach agreement about the care of the children and have orders made under ...

Page last updated 13/12/2017

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