The term separation is used for unmarried couples, or married but not wishing to divorce. In the case of unmarried couples, it will be necessary to separate the family aspect (the fate of the children, food contributions, etc.), from the patrimonial aspect (the fate of the building acquired in joint possession, and other goods purchased during cohabitation).
Our Firm can initiate these two distinct procedures. In the event of a married couple who do not want to divorce, it will be a question of initiating legal separation proceedings. This will allow the couple to be authorized to live separately, and especially to organize the separation of their property.
The issue of children (residence, alimony, visitation rights and accommodation) will be settled in the same way as in the context of divorce proceedings. The legal separation can later be converted into divorce. It does not release from the duties of help and fidelity which weigh on the spouses.