Technically, there is no such thing as a legal separation in GA. However, you can file for a separate maintenance action, defined as a judicial determination to separate spouses and provide support without a judicial termination of the marriage.

Why Would You Request a Separate Maintenance Action?

  1. The court makes the same decisions about child support, child custody, and alimony as in a divorce.
  2. You and your spouse are legally separated but not divorced.
  3. You and your spouse are still technically married but not responsible for one another.