Marriages end for a variety of reasons, and when they do most people immediately think about divorce. But there's also the option of a legal separation.
By legal separation we don't mean the idea of taking some time apart to see how things go. That's what most couples do before they actually file for divorce.
A legal separation is a more permanent arrangement. It's what happens when people decide the romance in their marriage is over, but have reasons for not wanting a divorce. What reasons are there for staying legally married when you don't want to be together?