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If you filed for a divorce can you change it to a legal separation?

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2005-09-09 14:47:48
2005-09-09 14:47:48

No, generally both parties will need to request the dissolution of marriage petition be withdrawn or dismissed, and then need to file a petition of separation. Not every state will grant a legal separation decree, nor dismiss a divorce petition depending upon the circumstances.

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