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Old 02-16-2008, 02:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is there a general time period that is good to be separated for? I am not in a hurry, and h would be filing... just wondering if there is any kind of recommended length of separation....
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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It depends on where you live. Where I am, we must be separated one year before we can get divorced. It varies from place to place...but a quick call to a local lawyer will get you the information you need.
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I think in most states there is a legally required period of separation before you can file for divorce. In North Carolina it's one year.
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Here in WI, there's no waiting period--but after you file, the divorce must wait at least 4 months.

My ex and I (no kids) filed pretty much the week we realized there was no going back. Once you're sure, here, there's no reason to wait.

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In my state, there is no minimum time and one can get a divorce in a matter of days.
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Until you or your ex knows, without a doubt, that the marriage is totally over.
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