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legal separation

n. a court-decreed right to live apart, with the rights and obligations of divorced persons, but without divorce. The parties are still married and cannot remarry. A spouse may petition for a legal separation usually on the same basis as for a divorce, and include requests for child custody, alimony, child support and division of property. For people who want to avoid the supposed stigma of divorce, who hold strong religious objections to divorce, or hope to save a marriage, legal separation is an apparent solution. With more states allowing no-fault divorce, the use of separation agreements, and informal separation, legal separation is rarely used.

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He said: "We have worked closely with Batelco to coordinate with all governmental entities and stakeholders in order to create comprehensive plans for the facilitation of the legal separation and restructuring of the two companies.
Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed announced the completion of the separation during the Press conference, saying all governmental entities and stakeholders had worked closely with Batelco to facilitate the legal separation and restructuring into two companies.
Acting general director of the TRA, Shaikh Nasser bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said: "The legal separation project reflects the vision of His Majesty the King, His Royal Highness the Prime Minister and the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister to develop the growth and economic diversification of the telecommunication sector.
But in September 1950 Nancy was granted a legal separation because of his mental cruelty.
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According to Chen's statement, his 68-year-old wife had recently asked for a divorce, which would have resulted in their third legal separation in four decades, and they were having a disagreement over division of property, police said.
Elliott now looks forward to constructive dialogue and thoughtful consideration by TIM's independent board and management team of Elliott's various value creation proposals, including the reinstatement of the dividend at the appropriate time, exploring alternatives regarding Netco following legal separation, and the potential for a savings share conversion.
The Philippines currently only allows legal separation and annulment, but both procedures take a long time, cost a lot of money and often become very acrimonious for couples.
An absolute divorce decree shall be granted on grounds including legal separation and annulment of the marriage under the Family Code, de-facto separation for at least five years, legal separation by judicial decree for at least two years, psychological incapacity, gender reassignment surgery, irreconcilable differences and the joint petition of spouses.
Philippine laws currently allow couples to opt for legal separation or annulment when breaking up.
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