legal separation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legal separation (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
    • n legal separation a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
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Usage

In literature:

I have therefore decided to ask for a legal separation, and I shall no doubt obtain this.
"George Sand, Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings" by Rene Doumic
She was legally a wife, and could only be separated from him through convicted shame.
"Malbone" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
This legal material may be separated from its surroundings and arranged by itself.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
This was immediately before her legal separation from her husband.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
There had been no legal separation, Mrs. Rutherford told him; probably there never would be one, for Margaret did not approve of them.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Alderney and Sark have a separate legal existence with courts dependent on the royal court of Guernsey.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
In all cases separate ownership of property is legal.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
I added that I would provide for her all the same, if she would only consent to a legal separation.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
If you will consent to a legal separation, you shall never have occasion to complain of me.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
And then, remember, as the lawyer said, he is master until you can find five hundred francs to be legally separated from him.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

"And when CAREW'S advice I've got,
Divorce A MENSA I shall try."
(A legal separation - not
A VINCULO CONJUGII.)
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
’Twas drink and nag—or nag and drink—whichever you prefer—
Till at last she couldn’t stand him any more than he could her.
Friends and relatives assisted, telling her (with motives pure)
That a legal separation was the only earthly cure.
"The Secret Whisky Cure" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Ken Falk, legal director of the ACLU of Indiana, is the guest speaker for the Indiana Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State's spring event.
The company's legal costs were recovered separately and Mrs Wilkinson was able to keep 100 per cent of her compensation .
Even legal separation can lead to adultery conviction.
Can I be punished for adultery if I am legally separated.
If you or your business were harmed by BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you may be eligible for payments and other benefits from two separate legal settlements.
"Yes, we legally divorced and we were separated for about a year-and-a-half, and now we are back together," Leakes announced proudly.
Now the issue is the government's failure to improve the lives of poor South Africans since democracy replaced legal racial separation.
According to a report by TMZ, The Artist star, 48, filed for legal separation in the Los Angeles County Superior Court last week.
Strawberry Wine' hitmaker Deana Carter has filed for legal separation from husband Brandon Malone, TMZ reports.
Last March we signed legal separation papers and, using a mediator, the divorce was friendly and going very smoothly.
Below are interactive maps updating how Snohomish County voted in the Nov 6 general election on separate measures to legalize same-sex marriage and recreational marijuana use.
She later withdrew the petition, only to file for legal separation in October.
The Rise of Cobra ' actor confirmed he is ending his marriage with his wife of eight years Kimberly Buffington- Quaid on Friday (30.11.12) just six weeks after she announced their legal separation.
Penn just withdrew his petition to legally separate from his wife.
Sean Penn has withdrawn his request to legally separate from wife Robin Wright Penn.
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