Separation and Divorce are not the same.
Separation refers to you living separately and apart from your spouse. You are still legally married. (Once you and your spouse decide to separate, you can move forward with the mediation process.) Once you have been separated for a year, you can then file your divorce paperwork.
Meanwhile, divorce refers to paperwork you file with the court to receive a legal divorce.
There are two types of divorce:
Simple divorce refers to when the party is not cooperating with the divorce proceedings and therefore the divorce is only filed by one party and the other party is served. The served party then has 30 days to respond. If they don’t, then the divorce will proceed in court.
- A simple divorce is comprised of one form 8A, one form 25A, one form 36, and form 6B
Joint divorce refers to when the divorce paperwork is signed and filed jointly by both parties. This is also known as an uncontested divorce.
- A joint divorce is comprised of form 8A, one form 25A, and one form 36 for each party.
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