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Can I receive a legal separation agreement while my divorce

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Can I receive a legal separation agreement while my divorce is pending? I am in Cal and my wife is in Utah. My cars are in Cal but insurance won't let me drop her with a legal separation agreement. She has a DUI and a history of drug abuse I don't want that liability while divorce is pending
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: She's in Utah and filed from there I'm in California
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: not about this
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thanks
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Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no. You are going through a divorce and thus cannot get relief using legal separation. However, you can file Motion and ask the Court to expedite the divorce proceeding.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.

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