Seperate Maintenance

Separate Maintenance - is filed in the same way and for the same grounds as divorce. In both separate maintenance and divorce, the court will divide property and debts, award custody of children, and set child and spousal support. At the conclusion of a separate maintenance case, a judgment is entered but the parties are still married. Although separate maintenance is rare, it is an option for those who have religious objections to divorce, or for a spouse's health insurance continuation.