How Does a Legal Separation work in New Jersey?

  • We really don’t have legal separation in New Jersey.
  • A legal separation is basically a divorce without the final step.
  • You’ve addressed, custody parenting time, child support, alimony, if any, and you’ve done all of the equitable distribution that’s necessary.
  • You’ve signed an agreement which controls how you live from that point forward, but you haven’t taken that final, formal step of going to court and getting divorced.