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    How do I know if I am legally separated?
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    There is no such thing as a "legal" separation because there is no such thing as an "illegal" separation. Parties are either separated or not. Under the Family Law Act, the parties must be separated and without reasonable prospect that they will resume cohabitation. Often one party thinks there may still be a chance of getting back together and working things out. To that party there still may be a "reasonable prospect" of resuming cohabitation. However, if it is clear that at least one of the parties is acting such that there is no prospect of them reuniting in the minds of a reasonable person, the couple will be regarded as separated.

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