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What is the difference between Divorce and Legal Separation in Orange County California?

What is the difference between divorce and legal separation in Orange County California?: The main difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that in a divorce, the Court terminates the couple’s marital status, while in a legal separation, the couple remains legally married.

This means that after a divorce, either party is free to remarry or register in a domestic partnership, but the parties cannot share health insurance, or file jointly on their taxes. After a legal separation, the parties cannot remarry, but they can still share health insurance, file taxes jointly and have access to certain other financial benefits of marriage.

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