Provided both spouses agree, a legal separation can be undone. If the legal separation has already been approved by the court, and both spouses wish to reconcile and revive the marriage without having to formally remarry, then a Motion to Vacate Decree of Legal Separation can be filled. Once the court approves same, it is…

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A Decree of Legal Separation can be converted to a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage (divorce). If the court has already granted the Decree and one of the spouses wishes to convert the Legal Separation to a divorce. A motion can be made with the court to convert the legal separation to a divorce. However,…

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Washington State law allows married couples to get a legal separation instead of a divorce. In legal terms, the court issues a Decree of Legal Separation for separation whereby a divorce means a court orders for Dissolution of Marriage. Legal separation helps couples in certain situations (explained in a separate answer). It’s an optional step…

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