Legal separation is a process where spouses agree to divide their property, allocate parental rights and responsibilities, and address support so that they may live separate and apart from each other without interreference from the other spouse. The marriage relationship is not terminated in a legal separation. Spouses often choose to pursue a legal separation instead of a dissolution for insurance or religious reasons. The process of obtaining a legal separation may be similar to a dissolution. The main difference is that the parties are still married. It is important to consult with both an attorney and insurance providers regarding the ramifications of a legal separation before pursuing the same to ensure the protection of the spouse’s legal and interests.