HOW DOES LEGAL SEPARATION WORK IN TEXAS
Many people have questions about what a legal separation is and if they may benefit from it before a divorce. However, the state of Texas does not recognize legal separations. Luckily, there are some options which may have similar results for those who are looking to protect themselves before a divorce.
In Texas, courts allow you to use temporary orders, protective orders, and even separation agreements to reach many of the same outcomes as someone in another state who files for a legal separation. All of these orders are similar to legal separations because they work to find solutions for parental visitation issues, financial support, property orders, and more.
What is a temporary order?
Temporary orders are choices made by family courts at the hearing that a couple signs their original petition for divorce. The court will help make decisions for concerns that need immediate attention for the safety of all parties and to protect the best interests of any children involved.
The most common issues that will be addressed in a temporary order include:
-Child Custody and visitation
-Child Support payments
-Possession of vehicles
-Possession of marital home