Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law
Can you turn a legal separation into a divorce?
Although a legal separation is often the first step couples take before getting a divorce, it never turn into a divorce (say after a certain amount of time) because they are different legal status' and require different court proceedings/paper work, etc. Also, Legal separation is not the same thing as divorce and is not always a prerequisite to a obtaining a dissolution of marriage (i.e. divorce).