(If you’re considering a legal separation instead of divorce so that you can keep insurance benefits, check the insurance plan before making the decision.
As Christianity spread, governments came under religious control, and the Roman Catholic Church strictly forbade divorce.
The only exception to this ban was if one of the parties had not converted to Christianity before the marriage.
If during that month your spouse received a big bonus at work, who it belongs to is also arguable.
If you move out of the house and don’t expect any long-term reconciliation with your spouse, there may be consequences to going out or spending the night together just for old times’ sake.
Some people stay married because of insurance—and inertia can be a factor, too.
In some (not all) states, you can get a legal separation by filing a request in family court.
The issue of whether a divorce should be granted is now generally decided by one or both of the spouses.
Contemporary courts are more involved in determining the legal ramifications of the marriage breakup, such as spousal maintenance, Child Support, and Child Custody.
Other legal issues relating to divorce include court jurisdiction, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and the right to obtain a divorce.