Sometimes, our divorce attorneys at the Goolsby Law Firm receive inquiries from people who
seek information about separate maintenance actions, as opposed to getting a divorce. The State of Georgia does allow its citizens to consider both options. And there are many pros and cons which
a person should sit down and discuss with his or her divorce or family law attorney.
For example, since you would lose your spouse's work insurance plan if you get a divorce, in some
situations, you might choose instead to seek the separate maintenance alternative, so that you insurance is not cut off, especially if you have a serious illness.
On the other hand, having to pay for both a separate maintenance action AND, subsequently, a divorce would be too costly for many people.
Again, the important point is that if you plan to kick "Sluggo" to the curb, you should first sit down with your own divorce lawyer to discuss the pros and cons of each alternative!