The largest difference between legal separation and divorce is the fact that in a divorce, the marriage is terminated. In this case, spouses can remarry if they wish. However, in a separation, the couple is still married under Illinois law. During a period of separation, couples cannot remarry due to this reason. Spouses may decide to separate for various reasons, one being that the couple is simply not ready to make the big decision to pursue a divorce.
If you seek separation or divorce, contact Midwest Legal Care. Obtaining effective legal counsel seasoned in family law matters will help ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.