Question: What is the difference between legal separation and divorce?

Answer:  In Arizona, legal separation is not legally a termination of marriage. As a result, when a period of legal separation ends, you are still married to your spouse. Legal separation can be a good option for some couples.   if a couple is not sure they want a divorce or choose not to divorce for financial or religious reasons.

Both divorce and legal separation come with court orders for child support and spousal support as well as child custody and child visitation, property division and other Arizona family law issues.