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Can someone get a legal separation without the property settlements and later if there is a divorce do the property settlement at that time?.
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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

In Connecticut - YES. Some states do not recognize legal separations BUt CT does. You do NOT have to resolve your property or other issues at the time of the separation.

At some point - if you decide to move forward with divorce you will have to make those decisions. When you do try to agree on as much as you can.

It is always better to enter into a written agreement and resolve as much as you can. The more you disagree the more costly the process becomes.

Here is a link to the law:

https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_815j.htm

Here are other resources that may be useful to you:

https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/law/separation.htm

http://www.divorcesource.com/ds/connecticut/connecticut-legal-separation-5305.shtml

There are many sources on line where you can obtain the forms that you need. Some at minimal cost. Here is just an example:

https://www.lawdepot.com/contracts/separation-agreement/?loc=US&pid=msnppc-sepagr_us-legal_p1-msnkey_ct%20legal%20separation%20forms&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc#.WdZz1mhSzIU

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