Thank you for your reply.
Legal separation is an option in Arizona, however, the process is only slightly less complicated than a divorce. This is because the parties and/or the courts must still go through the process of dividing all assets and determining all liabilities, just as you would in a divorce, except in the end, you are still legally married
. The downside to this, of course, is that neither party may legally remarry, and often times, the parties later decide they want to divorce anyway, which requires additional paperwork, money and time.
If you're just looking to "date" other people, you're probably better off separating, but not filing for a legal separation. Then if you do decide that the marriage is broken, you could move forward with a divorce.
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