Legal separation vs Divorce
Getting divorced will only mean that you will be free to marry someone else in the future. You and your spouse may remain legally separated for the rest of your life if you both choose to do so.
Studies indicate that the overwhelming majority of married couples who legally separate get divorced within 3 years of their separation. On the other hand, roughly 15% remain separated indefinitely, many for ten years and longer.
So why would a couple choose to remain legally separated indefinitely rather than getting a divorce?