How to Legally Separate?

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Well-Known Member
19 April 2014
Hi Jason,
Have a look at the Family Law Courts 'Divorce' page for information about separation, divorce and the steps to apply for a divorce. Generally, you'd need to be separated for 12 months before you can apply for a divorce. Its easier to show that you're separated if you don't live under the same roof, but you'll see there's information there about separated but living under the same roof.