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Couples sometimes opt for legal separation rather than divorce because of religious beliefs held by one or both spouses.

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The couples simply live apart for one year if there are minor children and a valid property settlement agreement.

If there are no children and a valid agreement, then the separation period may be reduced to six months instead of one year.

surprised when her best friend’s parents, Marcy and Jim Blume (last names have been changed), announced they were getting divorced.

“They haven’t slept in the same bedroom for years,” Erica told her mom — something she knew from a decade of sleepovers at her friend’s house.

Marcy and Jim are among a growing number of long-married couples who decide to separate but continue to live together.