In the state of TN (where we were married this time), how do I go about getting a legal separation. I will be married 10 yrs in Feb. 2013 and I was also married to him for 5 yrs once before when we lived in OH. The first time I just agreed on an amt. that I thought was fair. However, because of SS needing at least 10 consecutive yrs, I don't want a divorce just yet. He is not physically abusive, but mentally; which I think is worse. He is now 66, retired and a Disabled Veteran (which just started last yr). I am 55 and get Disability Social Security. I'm pretty sure that I can't receive any benefits from his VA Disability Benefit, but I believe I can on his Social Security. Thank you very much!
State/Country relating to question: Tennessee
Nothing really, not sure where to start. He's moved me out in an itty bitty county in a state where I have no family,
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In TN you file for Legal Separation almost the same as divorce with the Family Court in the county where you reside. Most courts have simple forms you can complete and file on your own to get a court order that legally separates you, or you can hire an attorney to handle it.
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